**Trail Alerts & Hours (Updated 05/28/2021)**

Unless otherwise indicated below, Cumberland Trail-managed areas are open during daylight hours (7am to Sunset):

Main Office: M-F 8am – 4:30pm

–North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area (Memorial Day – Labor Day 2020): M-F: 7am – 7pm ET | Weekends: 9am – 7pm ET

Camping Closure – North Chickamauga – Stevenson Branch/Barker Pounds on October 23/24 & November 13/14, 2021.  

–Laurel-Snow State Natural Area: Open 7 Days a Week | 7am – 7pm ET

–Head of Sequatchie: 7 Days a Week (9am – 5pm CT)

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

*Trail Closure – Arch Mountain

Where: Frozen Head State Park Boundary North to Arch Mountain – Until Further Notice
Why: Downfall has made the trail impassable at several points.  Navigating around the obstructions is dangerous.

Lawson Mountain, while still open, is also treacherous with the below warning…

Map of closure: https://ctsst.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ae4ff34c7bc742e7a6c6e5b738f65c2c

*Trail Warning – Lawson Mountain

Where: **Connects with Arch Mountain** Lawson Mountain
Why: The Lawson Mountain Section the CT is in poor condition.  Be prepared to use GPS navigation.

A form of GPS navigation is available on the Cumberland Trail Interactive Map Here: https://ctsst.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ae4ff34c7bc742e7a6c6e5b738f65c2c  

Please exercise extreme caution, plan your trip, and do not continue (& turn back) if you lose site of the trail or blazes. If you see issues report them at cumberland.trail@tn.gov or 423-566-2229 (M-F 8am – 4:30pm ET).

*New Trail Open | Black Mtn – Ozone Falls 

Where: The Area of Trail between Black Mountain and Ozone Falls

Interactive Map (includes area, trailheads, parking, etc.): https://ctsst.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ae4ff34c7bc742e7a6c6e5b738f65c2c

*Trail Advisory 1:

Where: Nemo Bridge to Break-A-Way Bluff
Why: This segment of trail has continuous maintenance issues due to its topography – staff are working in the area but blowdowns & other issues are common even after recent cleanings. Please exercise extreme caution, plan your trip, and do not continue (& turn back) if you lose site of the trail or blazes. If you see issues report them at cumberland.trail@tn.gov or 423-566-2229 (M-F 8am – 4:30pm ET).

*Trail Advisory 2:

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.

*Trail Advisory 3:

Where: Tank Springs Shelter – No Longer Exists
Why: A fire has destroyed the Tank Springs Shelter in Campbell County roughly 3 miles south of the Tank Springs Trailhead in LaFollette towards the Devil’s Racetrack in Caryville – a roughly 11-mile stretch. No plans are imminent to rebuild the structure but if there are those who wish to assist as a potential volunteer effort please let us know.

**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

*Bridge Advisories:

Where: Suck Creek – The Suck Creek bridge off Hwy 27 (near Mushroom Rock) in Prentice Cooper State Forest is washed out. Staff are looking at possible options with an indefinite timetable for repair at this time.

Where: Devil’s Breakfast Table – Main Bridge over Daddy’s Creek
Ranger and Maintenance staff are looking to remedy the situation.

**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

*Trailwide:

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.

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