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Total Eclipse in the Park – August 21st, 2017

Join the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and the Friends of the Cumberland Trail for an exclusive viewing of the solar eclipse!
 
Ticket price includes:
• Live music
• Ranger-led hikes
• Family-friendly programs (under-12 admitted free with an adult)
• Pair of eclipse glasses
• One-year membership to the Friends of the Cumberland Trail
 
Vendors will be on-site to provide food and merchandise. All proceeds benefit the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail.
 
Only 200 tickets will be available, so get them while they last!
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Tickets are $15 each, plus a modest PayPal processing fee. Ticket price includes admission, eclipse glasses, and a 1-year membership to the Friends of the Cumberland Trail. Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.
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2016 Fall Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee

Cumberland Trail Photography Project Director and Lead Photographer Peter Koczera was on hand to document the 26th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee. This annual event, put on by the Tennessee Park Rangers Association and Tennessee State Parks, raises critical funding that supports maintenance of the Cumberland Trail. To learn more, visit http://www.thebrat.org.

North Chick Closure May 4-5

Montlake Road Trailhead on the southeast section of North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on May 4-5 as workers will be conducting maintenance on the drive and parking areas. Visitors can utilize the Flipper Bend Trailhead parking area at the intersection of Hixson Springs Road and Standing Rock Road.

Cumberland Seeds Training, Oct 24th, 2015

The recent Cumberland Seeds & Trailhead Nursery volunteer training workshop was a wonderful success. Attendees learned about Biodiversity from Dwayne Estes of Austin Peay University. Vic Vankus of the U.S. Forest Service National Seed Laboratory taught attendees how to collect, clean and store seeds. Terri Ballinger of the Trailhead Nursery, and Meredith Clebsch of Foothills Land Conservancy spoke about planting and restoration work and led a group discussion. To conclude the day, attendees toured the beautiful Trailhead Nursery in Lone Oak, Tennessee.

Thank you to our speakers, staff and volunteers who made this workshop so productive!

Join us for the Ride for the Cumberland Trail!

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Tranquility View Guest House

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Volunteer Training for Cumberland Seeds

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 millerscove@goldsword.com

Ride for the Cumberland Trail-August 16, 2014

Mark your calendars for this great benefit ride!

Ride for the Cumberland Trail, Saturday, August 16, 2014:

Meet at 9:00am Eastern at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville, TN or 9:30am Central at Homestead Tower, Crossville, TN.  Ride follows ridgetops, valleys, and wild landscapes of the Cumberland Plateau, including Sequatchie Valley and Grassy Cove.  Stop for unique historic features, spectacular viewpoints, and visits with musicians, rangers, and old-timers.  Conclude at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson and The Shed for the evening concert.  Ride leader:  Tim Rooney.  This tour benefits Friends of the Cumberland Trail.  $30 per motorcycle.  Pre-registration encouraged! To register:  www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org
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Thanks to our Sponsors:

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Sweetwater Valley Oil Co., Fairfield Glade Homes, Bob Hamby State Farm.

And our In-Kind donors:

Tommy’s Motor Sports, Dual Sport Touring, Alcoa Good Times Power Sports.

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Thank You for Joining us for the Ride for the Cumberland Trail!

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On Saturday, October 26th a group of intrepid motorcyclists gathered to enjoy a 166-mile ride through gorgeous fall color.  We’re grateful to all participants who made our first Ride for the Cumberland Trail an incredible success. Here are a few … Continue reading

Magnificent Seeds – A conference to support the Cumberland Seeds Project

The Friends of the Cumberland Trail organization is sponsoring this gathering of wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, botanist, ecologist, and public land managers to expand the work of the Cumberland Seeds Project.

Magnificent Seeds Conference

The Cumberland Trail on WDVX – Tonight!

It’s that time again! Join us tonight for a classic episode of The Cumberland Trail on WDVX!