About

Friends of the Cumberland Trail:

Contact Info:
Friends of the Cumberland Trail
P.O. Box 337
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-2229

Mission

To preserve and protect the environmental, cultural, and historical resources of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail corridor, to provide related educational opportunities, and to support park needs.

Organization History

Board Members

Cumberland Trail Conference

Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

Additional Contact Info:

North Trail Office/Headquarters
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714
(423) 566-2229
Bob Fulcher, Park Manager
James Brannon, GISP; GIS Manager/Park Interpretive Specialist 2
Linda Daugherty, Office Manager

Mid-Trail Office
225 Tranquility Lane
Pikeville, TN 37367
(423) 533-4003
Ken Mathews, Assistant Park Manager
Anthony Jones, Park Ranger

South Trail Office
1838 Taft Highway
Signal Mountain, TN  37377
(423) 886-2951
Andrew Wright, Park Ranger/Resource Management
Daniel Basham, Park Ranger

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s currently open for hiking?

A: Volunteers have completed 144 miles of trail in 11 segments of the Cumberland Trail.

  • Claiborne County – 2 miles in Cumberland Gap National Park
  • Campbell County – 23 miles from LaFollette to Royal Blue WMA.
  • Morgan County – 21 miles in Frozen Head State Park and Obed/Catoosa
  • Cumberland County – 15 miles on Black and Brady Mtns in Grassy Cove
  • Rhea County – 17 miles in Piney River, Stinging Fork, and Laurel Snow PWA’s
  • Hamilton County – 36 miles in Rock, Possum, Soddy Creeks and Tennessee River Gorge
  • Marion/Sequatchie County – 30 miles in Tennessee River Gorge/Prentice Cooper WMA

Q: How can I get trail maps?

A: Contact the Cumberland Trail Conference office at (931) 456-6259 or email cumberlandtrail@rocketmail.com, or you can download maps from CTC website at www.cumberlandtrail.org

Q: Are there campsites along the trail?

A: Yes, there are designated backcountry campsites along the trail. You can also “car camp” and access the trail for day hikes at state parks, wildlife management areas, or pocket wilderness areas along the Cumberland Trail, such as Cumberland Gap National Park in Cumberland Gap, Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, Obed Wild & Scenic River and Recreation Area in Wartburg, Black Mountain State Natural Area in Crossville, Piney River Pocket Wilderness in Spring City, and Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area in Chattanooga.

Q: Are there wheelchair accessible areas on the trail?

A: Yes, there is a ¼ mile wheelchair accessible portion of the Cumberland Trail in the Rock Creek Segment in Soddy Daisy. Additional sections are planned for the future.