Warriors Path State Park

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Warriors Path Hemlock Sign.jpg
Park Name Warriors Path State Park
Type State Park
Nearest City Kingsport
State Tennessee
Park Use/Features Dnr bike.png Dnr camp.png Dnr dog.png Dnr fishing.png Dnr hiking.png Dnr skiing.png Dnr waterfall.png
Area 950 acres
1.484 mi²
3.845 km²
Operated By Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Parking 36° 29' 39", -82° 28' 58"
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Park Overview[edit]

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[edit]

From downtown Kingsport, TN:

  1. Take Fort Henry Drive/TN-36 toward Colonial Heights.
  2. Turn left at stoplight by Food City onto Hemlock Road. (Warning: Red Light camera intersection this direction.)
  3. Follow Hemlock Road under railroad underpass. The park ranger station is just inside the main entrance.

From I-81:

  1. Take TN Exit 59 (Kingsport).
  2. Turn NW on Fort Henry Drive/TN-36.
  3. 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.)
  4. Continue on Colonial Heights road as it makes a sharp left and then right over railroad tracks.
  5. 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.

Park Trails[edit]

The park offers the following trails to explore:


Park TrailsTrail DistanceDifficultyTrail blaze
Boneyard3.6 mi
5.794 km
HardNone
Boneyard Connector0.0445 mi
0.0716 km
HardNone
Connector0.284 mi
0.457 km
EasyNone
Darwin's Connector0.1 mi
0.161 km
HardNone
Darwin's Revenge2.19 mi
3.524 km
HardNone
Devil's Backbone1.2 mi
1.931 km
MediumLight Blue
Fall Creek Loop1.2 mi
1.931 km
MediumNone
Fawn Loop0.64 mi
1.03 km
EasyYellow
Holston Bluffs0.384 mi
0.618 km
EasyNone
Lake Hollow0.58 mi
0.933 km
EasyNone
Lake Road (Warriors Path State Park)0.8 mi
1.287 km
EasyNone
Lakeshore0.321 mi
0.517 km
EasyNone
Magic Carpet Ride0.23 mi
0.37 km
HardNone
Overlook0.73 mi
1.175 km
EasyNone
Pawpaw0.4 mi
0.644 km
HardNone
Pawpaw Connector0.1 mi
0.161 km
HardNone
Ridge Top (Warriors Path State Park)0.51 mi
0.821 km
HardNone
Riverbank0.27 mi
0.435 km
EasyNone
Rock City0.5 mi
0.805 km
HardNone
Sinking Waters2.23 mi
3.589 km
EasyNone
Wahoo1.78 mi
2.865 km
MediumWhite
Whitetail Alternate0.2 mi
0.322 km
MediumNone
Whitetail Loop3.7 mi
5.955 km
MediumNone
Woodland Ridge3 mi
4.828 km
MediumNone
Zipline0.4 mi
0.644 km
MediumNone

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 Lodging[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Playgrounds
  • Amphitheater
  • Picnic areas
  • Pavilions
  • Tennis courts
  • Boat launches
  • Marina with restaurant
  • Soccer fields
  • Disc golf
  • Basketball court
  • Horseback riding stables

Fees, Permits, etc.[edit]

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.

Seasonal Events[edit]

  • 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

Misc. Information[edit]

Formally a Tennessee Valley Authority park.

Maps[edit]

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State Park Map and Trail Brochure

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