OPEN: trail areas recently closed due to unsafe creek levels have re-opened. Please remain cautious about creek crossings & enjoying creek areas.
CLOSED: All caves on CT-managed lands are closed due to White-Nose Syndrome. You can read more about this devastating bat disease here: https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/
The Cumberland Trail is collecting pre-orders to get a specialty license plate started. Makes a great gift! For details, visit: https://goo.gl/3QTPww
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 2016 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie, site of some of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the Cumberland Trail.
- January 21st
- February 18th
- March 18th
- April 15th
- May 20th
- June 17th
- July 15th
- August 19th
- September 16th
- 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 Cumberland Trail at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area
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.