[Update 8/24/2015] The access road to Laurel-Snow may be closed at any time Monday through Friday due to TDOT performing maintenance on the road. Permits for camping will only be guaranteed for weekend dates. Midweek registrations are accepted, but may be canceled with little notice.
[Update 7/29/2015] The access road to Laurel-Snow may be closed at any time Monday through Friday. Permits for camping will only be available for weekend dates until further notice.
[July 23rd, 2015] Laurel-Snow State Natural area will be closed intermittently through the end of the month as TDOT crews work on the parking area and access road. No overnight camping/parking permits will be issued during this time. Please check with the park office before driving a distance to see the area. If a set schedule can be determined, we’ll communicate that here ASAP.
Hikers have reported that the Boiling Spring bridge on the Rock Creek segment has collapsed.
What: Join us for the third annual Ride for the Cumberland Trail, Saturday, August 22–a motorcycle tour to benefit the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail. Motorcyclists will enjoy an exploration of the scenic wonders along the route of the Cumberland Trail, with stops at Black Mountain and Obed Wild and Scenic River. The event includes prizes donated by area businesses, snacks, walks with Park Rangers, and admission to the evening concert at The Shed. Experienced leaders will guide the motorcyclists along the sweeping roads, through fantastic scenery of forest, fields, streams, and mountains.
Meeting time and place: Registration: 9:00am Eastern Time at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37801. Kickstands up: 10:00am.
To register: Submit the form below. Suggested donation is $30 per motorcycle in advance, $35 day of ride.
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail has announced 2015 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie, site of some of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the Cumberland Trail.
- March 21st
- April 25th
- May 23rd
- June 6th
- July 25th
- August 15th
- September 5th
- October 24th
- November 14th
- December 12th
Because of spotty reception in the area, relying on cellphone GPS to find the Head of Sequatchie is not recommended. See this link for thorough driving directions, as well as a map created by GIS specialist, Ranger Jim Brannon.
CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL
TENNESSEE STATE PARKS
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry Crew for 10 weeks in May – July. The Trail Crew will be in the Cumberland Mountain Segment located 40 miles North of Knoxville in Campbell & Claiborne Counties. The Cumberland Trail (CT) will be a 330 mile hiking trail from the Cumberland Gap at the Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee state corner to Signal Point near Chattanooga. An estimated 120 miles are remaining with completion date by 2019. You can help us reach our goal!
Trail Crew Member will construct new hiking trail, foot bridges, rock steps and other structures using hand tools and mechanical equipment in remote areas. They must work with others on the Trail Crew effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will require camping overnight in remote locations along the CT corridor.
Trail Crew Leader will do the same work as Trail Crew Members, with additional responsibilities. The Leader will have oversight in assigning tasks on the trail and in camp. Other responsibilities include working with supervisor to coordinate trail and camp logistics; ensure safety procedures are followed in trail work & camp; and assist with all administrative work for the Trail Crew.
Skills & Abilities:
Aptitude for physical work in the back country; effectively work and communicate with others, comfortable working and living in the backcountry for days at a time.
Crew Leader position: $10.00/hr. to $11.00/hr.
Crew Member positions $7.74/hr. to $9.50/hr.
Training, use of camping gear, food while camping
Additional Information and Application Contact:
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
Main Office – (423) 566-2229
Two dates have been set for Volunteer Training for the Cumberland Seeds project: Saturday, May 9 at Head of Sequatchie, and Saturday, August 29 at Trailhead Nursery, Signal Mtn., TN. Sessions will be given by Park staff, FCT Board members, and guest instructors on a variety of topics from seed collecting to databasing to nursery work and more. Stay tuned for details. Contact Jeanie Hilten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help build the Cumberland Trail in Campbell County! With advance notice, volunteers (ages 18 and older), are welcome to join the Cumberland Trail work crew to help build trail in LaFollette, Tennessee.
Planned dates include: Feb 28th, Mar 14th, Mar 28th, Apr 4th, Apr 11th, Apr 18th