Cumberland Trail Conference

The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

Cumberland Trail Conference - The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park


About the Cumberland Trail Conference

The Cumberland Trail Conference (CTC) is membership based, affiliate organization of 501(c) (3) nonprofit, Tennessee Trails Association (TTA). Created in early 1997 by dedicated members of the TTA, the mission of the Cumberland Trail Conference is to build, maintain, acquiring funding for, and promote the Cumberland Trail. In addition to hiking, the trail helps to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Tennessee, conserve natural resources, provide educational and recreational opportunities, and connect local communities. The Cumberland Trail Conference performs based on volunteers, membership contributions, support from various foundations, state and federal grants, and tax-deductible donations from supportive individuals. The CTC publishes a membership newsletter, providing an information outlet for CT news, notes, activities, and about progress and needs on the trail.

The CTC sponsors various volunteer trail construction and maintenance programs throughout the year. One of the CTC’s largest volunteer events is BreakAway. This program allows college and university students the opportunity to give back by helping to create the Cumberland Trail. To help with trail maintenance, the CTC manages a trail adoption program. With this program, volunteers adopt various sections of the trail and perform maintenance on their section four times a year. In addition to volunteer trail events, the CTC hosts spring and fall hiking outings.

The Cumberland Trail Conference office is located at 409 Thurman Ave, Suite 102 in Crossville, Tennessee and can be contacted at or 931-456-6259. Please consider volunteering and becoming a member of the CTC. With your help, the project will be completed, creating a lasting legacy.


Cumberland Trail Conference Staff, Executive
and Advisory Boards


Marleya Pendleton, Office Manager
409 Thurman Ave., Ste. 102
Crossville, TN  38555
931-456-6259  office



Judy Varner
CTC Board Chairman

Gary Grametbauer
CTC Board Vice Chairman

Carolyn Miller, CTC Board Secretary

Levonn Hubbard

David Reister

Ray Garrett

Russ Manning

Gary Darnell

Millette Jones
Past TTA President
millettejones@gmail.comCaroline Woerner

Anne Wesley

Susan Donnelly

Frank Jamison

Will Skelton

Mark McKnight

Hiram Rogers

John Redmon

Larry Pounds

Gary Ruetenik

Michael Wurzel

Kathy Woods, TTA Treasurer



David Brill

Shad Baker

Rex Boner
Executive Director
The Conservation Fund

Alison Bullock
Outdoor Rec. Planner

Marty Dominy
Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association
Alabama Trails Association

Jim Lane
Chief Ranger, Prentice Cooper State Forest

John Mayer
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Dan Robbins
Oak Ridge Greenways

Kathleen Williams
President and Director
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
tenngreen@eathlink.netLinda Hixon
Environmental Rep., Tech. Advisory Comm.,
Southeast Tenn. Rural Planning Org.

Paul Fields



Bob Fulcher, CTSP Manager

Jim Brannon, Cove Lake Office



Bob Brown

Evan Means

Donald Todd

Sam Powell

Mack Prichard, State Naturalist retired
Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation

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