Chestnut Trail

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Trail Name Chestnut Trail
Park Bays Mountain Park
Nearest City Kingsport
State Tennessee
Trail Marking Signs
Trail Use/Features Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png Dnr dog.png
Difficulty Rating Easy
Hiking Time 30 Min
0.5 Hours
round-trip/trail only
3.6 Mi
5.794 km
/ 1.7 Mi
2.736 km
Trail Type Segment
Climb/Descent Elevation 213 Ft
64.922 Meters
High Point 2,151 Ft
717 Yards
Parking 36° 30' 32", -82° 36' 34"
Trailhead 36° 30' 26", -82° 36' 34"
Nearest Medical Kingsport, TN
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Trail Overview[edit]

Located in Bays Mountain Park. Beginner single track mountain biking trail constructed by the Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association. Good for an easy ride or hike through hardwood forest.

How to get there[edit]

From the main parking lot, head up Bays Mountain Road to the locked service gate near the maintenance parking area. To the west is the marked trail heading into the forest. Or take Lake Road around to Azalea and head uphill to the other end.

Route Description[edit]

Straight level (< 1% grade) 1.6 mile single track biking path through the forest. (Trailhead sign says 1.7 mi., but measured 1.6 mi. twice.)

This trail has connections to Lake Road, Azalea, and Big Oak Trail

For a 70 minute loop hike, take Chestnut Trail from the gate to Big Oak Trail, and back on Lake Road.
For a 5 mile loop hike/ride, start with the same route, but from Big Oak Trail take the Chinquapin Trail around to Lake Road.

Typical Conditions[edit]

Hard packed trail with groove down the middle from the mountain bikes. No designed passing zones, so be careful of riders coming both ways!

Misc. Information[edit]


Purple line is the Chestnut Trail. Yellow is Azalea Trail. Red line on the left (NW) is the Big Oak Trail. Red trace on the right (SE) is Bays Mountain Road.

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