Saturday, July 15th
8:00 AM CT/9:00 AM ETNorth Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area
300 Montlake Rd
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379If you'd like to get involved as a maintainer on the Cumberland Trail, this training will get you off to a good start. Rangers will conduct both class...read more
Saturday, August 12th
8:00 AM CT/9:00 AM ETLaurel-Snow State Natural Area
1099 Pockett Wilderness Rd
Dayton, TN 37321Join us for a volunteer training at beautiful Laurel-Snow State Natural Area from 10a.m.-2p.m. If you'd like to get involved as a maintainer on the C...read more
Monday, August 21st
10:00 AM CT/11:00 AM ETHead of Sequatchie
225 Tranquility Ln
Pikeville, TN 37367Join the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and the Friends of the Cumberland Trail for an exclusive viewing of the solar eclipse! Ticket price incl...read more
Saturday, September 16th
7:00 AM CT/8:00 AM ETBicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT)
312 Rosa Parks Ave. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243Welcome to the 28th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee presented by Tennesseee State Parks! The BRAT is a bike tour that takes riders through a diff...read more
Category Archives: Openings, Closings & Safety Information
Laurel-Snow State Natural Area will be closed Monday June 12 through Thursday June 15 while TDOT works on paving the road. We appreciate your continued patience while we make improvements to the park.
Per TWRA, hiking is allowed during scheduled hunts, but vehicle traffic is not allowed through the WMA during turkey, deer, or hog control hunts.
During scheduled hunts, hikers must wear blaze orange according to TWRA specifications.
There is no overnight parking on any WMA in the state, including the Devil’s Breakfast Table trailhead. Vehicles left there are subject to being towed.
It is the responsibility of each hiker to know & follow the rules set forth by TWRA. Consult the latest Hunting & Fishing guide for more details.
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail has announced 2017 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie, site of 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 21st
- February 18th
- March 18th
- April 15th
- May 20th
- June 17th
- July 15th
- August 19th
- September 9th
- October 21st
- November 18th
- December 16th
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.
Hikers have reported that the Boiling Spring bridge on the Rock Creek segment has collapsed.
Due to the occurrence of bats with white nose syndrome (WNS) in Tennessee, caves on state-owned lands are closed to the public until further notice.
To access the Piney River trail from Walden Mountain Road, park at the Newby Branch Trailhead and hike in. Walden Mountain Road between Newby Branch Trailhead and the parking area near Duskin Creek Bridge is in poor condition and not recommended.
The 50ft metal bridge that spans Laurel Creek has been damaged and is unsafe for crossing at this time.
The ladder at Twin Rocks is closed and unsafe. From the bottom facing the ladder, turn 180 degrees and follow the rocks to climb to the top. The bridge between the twin rocks is also rotten and unsafe. We’ll announce a re-opening when the structure is replaced.