The following closures due to wildfire remain in effect:
-CLOSED: All trail at North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area, including Barker Pounds, Flipper Bend (will remain closed until after Thanksgiving)
-CLOSED: Soddy Section: Highway 111 crossing to the Mowbray Pike Trailhead
BURN BAN Effective Nov. 1, 2016: A burn ban is in effect across the entire Cumberland Trail. Fires of any size are not permitted at this time. Please use camp stoves until further notice.
DROUGHT CONDITIONS: Please be aware that water levels in creeks are very low. Hikers should carry water in, as many water sources across the trail are unreliable at this time.
Laurel-Snow State Natural Area will be closed for road work 11/21-11/22, as well as 11/28-11/29. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but looking forward to an improved access road thanks to myTDOT. To make alternate hiking plans, visit www.cumberlandtrail.guide for maps & information.