**Trail Alerts & Hours (Updated 10/23/2019)**

*Regular Hours:

Unless otherwise indicated below, Cumberland Trail-managed areas are open during daylight hours:

Main Office: M-F 8am – 4:30pm
Laurel-Snow State Natural Area: 8am – 7pm
North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area: 8am – 7pm
Head of Sequatchie: 8am – 4:30pm on scheduled days

Vehicles left in gated areas after sunset are subject to being towed or locked in.

*Trail Closure:

Where: North of Frozen Head State Park to Cave Branch
Why: This area is closed for maintenance of downed trees and new blazing effective immediately. Duration is indefinite as situation needs remedied before area is safe enough to hike (difficult to stay or trail). Frozen Head State Park trails, southward – remain open. As does from Cove Lake State Park south to the Cave Branch Trailhead (you would need to be picked up at the Cave Branh Trailhead and not proceed further).

*Trail Advisory:

Where: Daddy’s Creek Trailhead – North
Why: Roughly 1.9 miles north of the Trailhead there is a segment of trail which is washed out. Repair crews are in the area looking to fix the issue. Beyond this point there are also downed trees in the area as well. Please use extreme caution in the area.

Where: Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead – South
Why: This is a reminder that while there is a short segment of trail heading south from the Devil’s Breakfast Trailhead, that segment and this entire segment south to the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead is still CLOSED as the trail is being built in this area.

**Please check back here and the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail Facebook page for updates.

**Call our main office for more details: 423-566-2229


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/

CAUTION: Please remain cautious about creek crossings & enjoying creek areas.

2 Responses to **Trail Alerts & Hours (Updated 10/23/2019)**

  1. My husband and I hiked the trail in the Piney Falls natural area this past Saturday. We found the trail markings dangerously inadequate. We have been hiking for nearly 50 years in many areas of the country. In Piney Falls, there are many trails that do not travel from the trailhead to the upper falls and lower falls and back to the trailhead. With nearly nonexistent trail blazes or signage, it is difficult to know which trail to take. We took a wrong turn onto a trail to nowhere and ended in a very dangerous situation, requiring rescuing. Please mark to trails.

    • Many areas of the trail are being still being built and improved. Blazes and signage are a part of those efforts. Thank you for mentioning these concerns and they have been forwarded on to those who can make these improvements. We are very sorry to hear how your situation ended and every attempt will be made by the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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