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Now Hiring: 2018 Fall Trail Crew






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.



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


(615) 574-5176


(Update: March 2018): Cumberland Trail License Plate

Due to not meeting the funding goal, the Cumberland Trail License Plate campaign has ended.

Updates will be posted here and any previous pre-orders will be honored and/or refunded. Each person who has a pre-order will be contacted individually regarding all possible options. A list is being compiled now and contact will be made soon.

Possible options being discussed are:

  • Transition the current License Plate to a Front Plate (same plate but without the numbers)

  • Refund
  • A Membership to the Friends of the Cumberland Trail
  • Your Suggestion – You Tell Us

Feel free to respond to the above and direct questions to: info@friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org or 423-566-2229



–Once again an official letter will be mailed/emailed soon–