Saturday, June 24th
9:00 AM CT/10:00 AM ETNorth Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area
300 Montlake Rd
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379Spend your Tennessee Promise Saturday on the Cumberland Trail! A ranger will meet vounteers at the trailhead near the kiosk & the group will head to t...read more
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
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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
• 2017 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!
Questions? Visit our event FAQ to get answers!
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.
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.
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!
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
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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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
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.