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Now Hiring: 2018 Fall Trail Crew

FALL 2018 TRAIL CREW POSITIONS

OCTOBER 8th – NOVEMBER 16th  

CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS

 

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry/Base Camp Crew starting the week of October 8th to the week of November 17th. The Fall Trail Crew will build new hiking trail and perform trail maintenance on the Cumberland Mountain Segment located 40 miles North of Knoxville in Campbell & Claiborne Counties. The Cumberland Trail will be a 330 mile hiking trail from the Cumberland Gap at the Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee state corner to Signal Point near Chattanooga.

 

Job Description:

Trail Crew Members will construct new hiking trail using hand tools in this remote area. They must work with others effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will share in camp chores each day. Camping overnight is required.

 

The work week will be 37.5 hours.*

 

The weekly schedule:

Monday – Arrive at the office, transported to the camp location, set up camp, and build trail.

Tuesday & Wednesday – Trail construction

Thursday – Trail construction, break down camp, and depart for office

 

The Trail Crew members will also take turns performing the role of camp keeper, maintaining the camp and performing related duties.

 

*Weekly schedule subject to change due to weather conditions or logistical necessity.

 

Skills & Abilities:

Aptitude for physical work in the back country; effectively work and communicate with others, comfortable working and living in the backcountry for days at a time.

Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license.

 

Wages:

Crew Member positions $9.75/hr.

 

Other Benefits:

Trail training, use of our camping gear, & we provide the food while camping

 

Application due by September 26th

 

You do not need to be available the entire six weeks to be considered. Schedule flexible.

 

Additional Information and Application Contact:

Mark Stanfill – Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail

mark.stanfill@tn.gov

(615) 574-5176

www.facebook.com/cumberlandtrailSST

Head of Sequatchie 2018 Open Days

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail has announced 2018 open dates for the Head of Sequatchie site.

The Head of Sequatchie site has 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 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 24th (Spring Hike)
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 2nd (National Trails Day)
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 23rd 
  • December 15th

**Please Note: The dates are subject to change. To ensure availability, check back here or call the Park Office at 423-566-2229.

You may also follow our site on Facebook or follow the Cumberland Trail on Facebook for current updates.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DRIVING DIRECTIONS