Warriors Path State Park
Warrior's Path State Park has 25 trails covering 25.39 miles good for quick after work jaunts with the kids and pets for a quick stroll.
How to get there
From downtown Kingsport, TN:
- Take Fort Henry Drive/TN-36 toward Colonial Heights.
- Turn left at stoplight by Food City onto Hemlock Road. (Warning: Red Light camera intersection this direction.)
- Follow Hemlock Road under railroad underpass. The park ranger station is just inside the main entrance.
- Take TN Exit 59 (Kingsport).
- Turn NW on Fort Henry Drive/TN-36.
- Turn right (north) onto Colonial Heights (by Zoomerz, Sunoco). (Warning: Red Light camera intersection in this direction. Come to a complete stop if the light is yellow or red before making turn.)
- Continue on Colonial Heights road as it makes a sharp left and then right over railroad tracks.
- Turn right (east) on Hemlock Road. The main park entrance can be seen.
Trailheads are in several different locations, so refer to the specific trail descriptions.
The park offers the following trails to explore:
|Park Trails||Trail Distance||Difficulty||Trail blaze|
|Boneyard Connector||0.0445 mi|
|Darwin's Connector||0.1 mi|
|Darwin's Revenge||2.19 mi|
|Devil's Backbone||1.2 mi|
|Fall Creek Loop||1.2 mi|
|Fawn Loop||0.64 mi|
|Holston Bluffs||0.384 mi|
|Lake Hollow||0.58 mi|
|Lake Road (Warriors Path State Park)||0.8 mi|
|Magic Carpet Ride||0.23 mi|
|Pawpaw Connector||0.1 mi|
|Ridge Top (Warriors Path State Park)||0.51 mi|
|Rock City||0.5 mi|
|Sinking Waters||2.23 mi|
|Whitetail Alternate||0.2 mi|
|Whitetail Loop||3.7 mi|
|Woodland Ridge||3 mi|
A couple mile loop around most of the park campground can be done on Lake Hollow, Connector, and Lakeshore trails.
Devil's Backbone and Fall Creek Loop trails also make a nice combination.
Riverbank Trail no longer connects across Fall Creek Road with Holston Bluffs Trail.
Park offers 134 camping sites. All of which allows either tents or RV's. Sites fill up quickly on most summer weekends. It is ill advised to arrive without a reservation in the summer.
Campground has bath houses spread around the park, including showers. Two dump stations are available at the front and rear of the campground.
Other Park Amenities
- Golf Course
- Picnic areas
- Tennis courts
- Boat launches
- Marina with restaurant
- Soccer fields
- Disc golf
- Basketball court
- Horseback riding stables
Fees, Permits, etc.
The park has no day use, trail head, or entrance fees.
Camping fees range from $11-$20 per night depending on time of year and site amenities plus a $3 per reservation fee and taxes. Reservations can be made at their website.
- Winter Gardening Seminar
- Spring Nature Festival
- Dragonfly Day
- Summer in the Park
- Folklife Festival
- Environmental Education Workshop
- Adopt a Tree
- Christmas on the Lake
- Recreation and Nature Activities
Formally a Tennessee Valley Authority park.