Trailhead Nursery Open Hours
Saturday, May 30th 2015
12:00 pm (EST), 11:00 am (CST)We are open the last Saturday of the month unless we have obligations elsewhere. The next open hours event is coming up May 30. We will be...
Save the Date: Ride for the Cumberland Trail
Saturday, August 22nd 2015
8:00 am (EST), 7:00 am (CST)The 3rd Annual Ride for the Cumberland Trail has been set for August 22nd. Mark your calendar and details will be forthcoming!...
Cumberland Seeds Volunteer Training 2015
Saturday, August 29th 2015
10:00 am (EST), 9:00 am (CST)Cumberland Seeds is a project that aims to preserve the biodiversity of the unique ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau. Volunteers are need...
Category Archives: Coming Events
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail has announced 2015 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie, site of some of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the Cumberland Trail.
- March 21st
- April 25th
- May 23rd
- June 6th
- July 25th
- August 15th
- September 5th
- October 24th
- November 14th
- December 12th
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.
Two dates have been set for Volunteer Training for the Cumberland Seeds project: Saturday, May 9 at Head of Sequatchie, and Saturday, August 29 at Trailhead Nursery, Signal Mtn., TN. Sessions will be given by Park staff, FCT Board members, and guest instructors on a variety of topics from seed collecting to databasing to nursery work and more. Stay tuned for details. Contact Jeanie Hilten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help build the Cumberland Trail in Campbell County! With advance notice, volunteers (ages 18 and older), are welcome to join the Cumberland Trail work crew to help build trail in LaFollette, Tennessee.
Planned dates include: Feb 28th, Mar 14th, Mar 28th, Apr 4th, Apr 11th, Apr 18th
Event Celebrates Natural, Historical and Cultural Features of the Cumberland Trail
Celebrate the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Shackleford Ridge Park in Signal Mountain. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Cumberland Trail, which supports the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.
The event will feature guided hikes, educational programming, heritage music and food. Attendees can learn about plateau wildlife, including birds of prey, mammals, snakes, native wildflowers, medicinal plants and cultural conservation.
Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring instruments to the Cumberland Trail jam tent hosted by Randy Steele, Matt Evans and Bob Townsend. Fall Creek Falls State Park will be on hand to offer a ragdoll kids craft program. Tims Ford State Park will offer a Native American atlatl demonstration and presentation on pelts and skulls.
A $10 per person/$25 per family donation is suggested.
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is a backcountry hiking trail. It will extend, when complete, from a northern terminus at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park through 11 Tennessee counties and over more than 300 miles of scenic and historic terrain along the Cumberland Plateau before reaching its southern terminus at Signal Point in Signal Mountain. The Cumberland Trail connects 330,000 acres of some of the most biologically-rich, bio diverse and spectacular lands under public stewardship, including five state natural areas.
The Friends of the Cumberland Trail work 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.
We hope you’ll join us for this year’s Hiketoberfest event at Shackleford Ridge Park– it’s sure to be a fun-filled day for all the family.
Schedule of Events:
9am – Nature Hike with Herbalist Holli Richey
11am – Birding Hike with Michael Hodge of Frozen Head State Park
11am – Ragdoll Kids Crafts with Cara Alexander of Fall Creek Falls State
1pm – Kid Song Jam with Randy Steele
2pm – Hike to Mushroom Rock with Brandy Selman of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
3pm – Native American Atlatl Demonstration with Pelts and Skulls –
Philip Hylen of Tims Ford State Park
4pm – Closing of Event
Friends of the Cumberland Trail Host 2nd Annual Ride for the Cumberland Trail Benefit: Riders Enjoy the Natural, Cultural and Geologic History of Cumberland Plateau Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Crossville, Tenn. – On Saturday, August 16th, motorcyclists from across Tennessee and Kentucky participated in a unique motorcycle tour and rally across the Cumberland Plateau in support of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail. Thirty-one riders began the day with at the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum in Crossville, Tennessee, and continued on through the Sequatchie Valley with stops at the Head of Sequatchie and Grassy Cove.
The 2nd Annual Ride for the Cumberland Trail has been set for Saturday, August 16th. Check-in will be held at two locations to accommodate riders in both the East and Middle Tennessee areas.
Help extend the Cumberland Trail towards Cumberland Gap! Each Tuesday in June, volunteers are welcome to build trail side-by-side with the visiting AmeriCorps Delta 4 team.
Volunteers will need to bring plenty of water, a packed lunch, insect repellant, sunscreen, gloves and appropriate footwear. All tools and instruction will be provided.
Registration and logistical details are available by contacting the Cove Creek Office at 423-566-2229 or by emailing Marcianne.ODay@tn.gov.
Groups are welcome and appreciated.
Help maintain & restore North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area!
Throughout the month of June, North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area will be closed to the public for much-needed rehabilitation & restoration work. Volunteer days to support the rehabilitation effort will be held on June 6th, 9th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 25th, and 28th.
Volunteers can sign up to help remove litter from Chickamauga Creek and surrounding rocks and lands, develop new trails as access points to the creek banks, or close current rogue trails so that the natural area grounds can be improved. Continue reading