7.0 miles
464 ft
-491 ft
2,125 ft
High Point

This is a very common sequence of trails at Bay's Mountain. Most mountain bikers park at the "upper" parking lot near the maintenance shed. The most common and recommended direction is to start on Chestnut. Chestnut is an easy single track trail. Next is Big Oak which is very fun when started from the upper end of Chestnut. It is easy to miss the turn off to Chinquapin. If Big Oak "T's" into a gravel road (Lake Road) you have gone too far. Chinquapin starts with a climb. It has some rock gardens and some uphill and downhill switchbacks. It ends at Lake Road which is a gravel road. This route takes you out on Lake Road up a moderate climb. At the top of the climb there is a bench where you can sit and rest for a moment. Turn around at the bench and come back down Lake Road. Lake Road then takes you back to the parking lot, but you have to watch for the turn off. While you are on Lake Road, look for the sign for Azalea Trail. Pass the sign, continue on Lake Road, and look to your left for the road back to the parking lot. Take a left on that road (it starts with a climb), and follow it back to the parking lot.

Detailed Description
Common Bays Mountain Ride is a 7 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Kingsport Tennessee. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 464 ft with a max elevation of 2,125 ft then descends -491 ft.
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Trails in Route

Chestnut2 miles
Big Oak4,636 ft
Chinquapin2 miles
Lake Road1 mile


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More Stats for Common Bays Mountain Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,840 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,979 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,952 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,077 ft
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