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***Updated*** Hiketoberfest 2012 Schedule of Events

Hiketoberfest Agenda 2012

Hiketoberfest 2012 – Directions & Maps

Shackleford Ridge County Park can be a bit tricky to find if you’re not familiar with Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Here are a few maps to help you find your way:

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Hiketoberfest 2012 – Benefit Concert for The Friends of the Cumberland Trail!


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Tonight on The Cumberland Trail on WDVX:

Tonight’s show, beginning at 8:30pm EST will feature selections from Wade Hill presented by Bradley Hanson.  Don’t miss it!

Get Ready for Louie Bluie 2012 with The Cumberland Trail on WDVX

The Louie Bluie music festival is coming up September 29th at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN.  For this week’s show, we’ll listen to a BRAND NEW program that features performances from Cumberland Trail favorites who have or will perform at the Louie Bluie festival.  Join us Sunday, September 16th at 8:30pm on WDVX 89.9 Clinton/102.0 Knoxville!

Second Annual Hiketoberfest Coming Up October 14, 2012

Back by popular demand, the Friends of the Cumberland’s Hiketoberfest will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Shackleford Ridge County Park on Signal Mountain.  There will be guided hikes, nature talks, music, door prizes and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the Cumberland Trail.  Information will be posted here and on the Hiketoberfest Facebook page:


The Cumberland Trail Celebrates National Trails Day

The Cumberland Trail celebrated National Trails Day by hosting a reunion of trail builders on June 2nd, 2012 at Cove Lake State Park.   The all-day event brought together a host of volunteers, park staff and administration who have been involved in building The Cumberland Trail from its inception to the present day.  The day’s activities included a guided group hike to The Devil’s Racetrack, good food, live music, and collection of historic documents and reminiscences from trail builders throughout our history.

Enjoy these event photos featuring trail builders past and present:

Trail Builders Reunion at Cove Lake State Park – June 2, 2012

[Update: Fire Ban has been Discontinued] Backcountry Fire Ban in Effect for All Tennessee State Parks

The Tennessee State Parks System has issued a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in all state parks, including all parts of The Cumberland Trail.  The ban is effective June 29th, 2012 until further notice.  Please see for details.

New Online Trailhead Overnight Parking Registration Process

Are you planning to stay the overnight at a campsite on the trail?  If so, please use the new trailhead parking registration process on this site.  By registering in advance, the CT park rangers will know that your car isn’t abandoned and that a hiking party is out on the trail.  Simply go to this page ( and submit your form and the CT staff will get your information.