Tennessee State Parks

Warriors’ Path State Park

Activities

Birding

Waterfowl frequent Fort Patrick Henry Lake at Warriors Path. The forests in the park are home to many songbirds.

Fishing

Fort Patrick Henry Lake is a man-made reservoir on the South Fork of the Holston River. It’s a popular spot for fishing and pleasure boating. Catches include bass, crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, catfish and trout.

Hiking

12 miles of hiking trails take you through field and forest, over high bluffs and along peaceful streams. You’re likely to see a variety of native wildlife and wildflowers, and you might even find a creek that disappears! We do offer guided nature hikes, but, if you’d like your own personal “guide,” check out the self-guiding trail booklet for the Lakeshore Trail.

Lakeshore Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural — Easy
Lake Hollow Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural — Easy
Connector Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural — Easy
Riverbank Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural — Easy
Holston Bluffs Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural — Moderate
Overlook Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural — Easy
Woodland Ridge Horse Trail — 2.0 Miles — Natural — Moderate
Devils Backbone Trail — 2.5 Miles — Natural — Moderate
Fall Creek Loop Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural — Moderate
Sinking Waters Trail — 2.9 Miles — Natural/ Boardwalk — Moderate

Biking

Bicycles are welcome on park roads. Many cyclists enjoy the paved path (7/10 of a mile) around Duck Island. This path is open to cyclists and pedestrians, but not to automobiles. The park is also home to a designated National Recreation Trail - a system of over 8.5 miles of scenic and challenging mountain bike trails. These trails are also open to hikers. Note that cyclists under 16 years of age MUST wear an approved bicycle helmet.

Trail Length: 8.5 miles
Trail Rating: Intermediate

Horseback Riding

Warriors’ Path offers 2 miles of horseback riding along scenic woodland trails. The qualified staff offers trail rides for $17 for a ½ hour and $24 for 1 hour. There are also pony rides for children at $ 5 for 15 minutes. 
Open during summer 10am- 5pm, but is a seasonal operation

Golfing

Warriors’ Path Golf Course is an 18-hole course located on the shores of Fort Patrick Henry Lake and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This course is one of the most popular in the Tennessee State Parks system. The par 72 course was designed by George Cobb and opened for play in 1972. It measures 6,601 yds. from the Championship tees and 5,204 yds. from the front tees. It is along rolling countryside and has a scenic view of the Lake from #5 tee.

This course is a favorite of many golfers in the Tri-Cities area and also features a large practice facility complete with large teeing ground, practice green and practice bunker.