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Now Hiring: 2018 Fall Trail Crew

FALL 2018 TRAIL CREW POSITIONS

OCTOBER 8th – NOVEMBER 16th  

CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS

 

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry/Base Camp Crew starting the week of October 8th to the week of November 17th. The Fall Trail Crew will build new hiking trail and perform trail maintenance on the Cumberland Mountain Segment located 40 miles North of Knoxville in Campbell & Claiborne Counties. The Cumberland Trail will be a 330 mile hiking trail from the Cumberland Gap at the Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee state corner to Signal Point near Chattanooga.

 

Job Description:

Trail Crew Members will construct new hiking trail using hand tools in this remote area. They must work with others effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will share in camp chores each day. Camping overnight is required.

 

The work week will be 37.5 hours.*

 

The weekly schedule:

Monday – Arrive at the office, transported to the camp location, set up camp, and build trail.

Tuesday & Wednesday – Trail construction

Thursday – Trail construction, break down camp, and depart for office

 

The Trail Crew members will also take turns performing the role of camp keeper, maintaining the camp and performing related duties.

 

*Weekly schedule subject to change due to weather conditions or logistical necessity.

 

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.

Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license.

 

Wages:

Crew Member positions $9.75/hr.

 

Other Benefits:

Trail training, use of our camping gear, & we provide the food while camping

 

Application due by September 26th

 

You do not need to be available the entire six weeks to be considered. Schedule flexible.

 

Additional Information and Application Contact:

Mark Stanfill – Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail

mark.stanfill@tn.gov

(615) 574-5176

www.facebook.com/cumberlandtrailSST

(Update: March 2018): Cumberland Trail License Plate

Due to not meeting the funding goal, the Cumberland Trail License Plate campaign has ended.

Updates will be posted here and any previous pre-orders will be honored and/or refunded. Each person who has a pre-order will be contacted individually regarding all possible options. A list is being compiled now and contact will be made soon.

Possible options being discussed are:

  • Transition the current License Plate to a Front Plate (same plate but without the numbers)

  • Refund
  • A Membership to the Friends of the Cumberland Trail
  • Your Suggestion – You Tell Us

Feel free to respond to the above and direct questions to: info@friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org or 423-566-2229

 

 

–Once again an official letter will be mailed/emailed soon–

 

Now Hiring: 2018 Spring & Summer Trail Crew Members!

SPRING & SUMMER 2018 TRAIL CREW POSITIONS – CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL – TENNESSEE STATE PARKS

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry Crew.

WHEN: A Spring Trail Crew looks to begin in April 2018 and the Summer Crew starting around the week of May 14th through the week of July 27th (10-11 weeks – dates subject to change). Applicants may apply for both seasons or only one.

WHERE: The Trail Crew will be camping & working on 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 100 miles are remaining and you can help us close that gap!

Job Description:

Trail Crew Members will construct new hiking trail, rock steps, and other structures using hand tools and mechanical equipment in this remote area. They must work with others effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will share in camp chores each day.

Minimum age: 18

Camping overnight is required.

A full time work week is 37.5 hours.

The weekly schedule:

Day 1 – Arrive at the office, transported to the camp location, set up camp, and trail construction.

Day 2, 3, & 4 – Trail construction

Day 5 – Trail construction, break down camp, and depart for office

The Trail Crew members will also take turns performing the role of camp keeper, maintaining the camp and performing related duties.

*Weekly schedule subject to change due to weather conditions or logistical necessity.

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.

Wages:

Crew Member positions $9.50/hr.

Other Benefits:

Trail training, use of our camping gear, & we provide the food while camping.

Additional Information and Application:

Mark Stanfill
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail

Address: 220 Park Road, Caryville, TN 37714
Email: mark.stanfill@tn.gov
Direct Cell: (615) 574-5176
Main Office: (423) 566-2229 or 423-262-9853

Application Due by April 20, 2018

 

 

Head of Sequatchie 2018 Open Days

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail has announced 2018 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie site.

The Head of Sequatchie site has some of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the Cumberland Trail. To read more about how you can enjoy the Head of Sequatchie, visit this page of FAQs.

  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 24th (Spring Hike)
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 2nd (National Trails Day)
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 23rd 
  • December 15th

**Please Note: The dates are subject to change. To ensure availability, check back here or call the Park Office at 423-566-2229.

You may also follow our site on Facebook or follow the Cumberland Trail on Facebook for current updates.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

CT Privy One – Installed

We’d like to thank Oak Ridge Troop 328 Scout Curtis Robertson for his Eagle Project, installing CT Privy One at the Head of Sequatchie! Curtis brought a crew to perform the work on Saturday, April 29th, and finished just in time to make it to prom!

Thank you Curtis & crew for helping us out with this important milestone!