Author Archives: Friends of the Cumberland Trail
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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Tonight’s show, beginning at 8:30pm EST will feature selections from Wade Hill presented by Bradley Hanson. Don’t miss it!
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!
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: https://www.facebook.com/Hiketoberfest.
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:
[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 news.tn.gov for details.
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 (http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org/camping/) and submit your form and the CT staff will get your information.