Trail Building Update
In August, our trail crew constructed over 2870 feet of new trail! This trail consisted of 100 stone steps and pavers placed in a month. There were also several areas of crushed rock gravel and grade dips to aid in moisture control. The crew built 2 large switchback systems coming out of the gorge. With this portion completed, over 700 stone steps and pavers have been placed and leveled to make this segment possible. Our crew is working hard to make your hiking experience on the Cumberland Trail the best it can be. The heat index this month did not make it easy for them.
Cumberland Trail Summit
Join us for a multitude of outdoor activities and workshops for a weekend of fun. From botanical garden tours to yoga sessions, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy! This event will be hosted at Arrowhead Resort. Weekend Pass purchases will reserve your spot to experience the adventures we have planned, get you a custom Nalgene bottle, and enter your name into a raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards from Rock/Creek! Registration links will be sent on October 2nd to those who purchased tickets. Some experiences have limited capacity, so get your tickets ASAP. Click the button below to find out more.
Meet up at: Piney River Trailhead on Shut-In Gap Road
* From US 27 at Spring City, take TN 68 northeast for 1.2 miles and turn left onto Shut-In Gap Road. Proceed another 1.1 miles to the large, well-kept Piney River Picnic Area on the right, which has ample parking.
Tools will be provided. Please bring work gloves, wear pants and sturdy close-toed shoes, and bring water.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Please meet crew by 8:30am ET at the Piney River Trailhead in Spring City TN.
The workday will be from 8:30am to 3:00-3:30pm each day. Volunteer for one or both days as your schedule allows.
We are officially sold out of the trail map pint-glass series. Check back for all of our limited edition waterfall pint glass series and see which waterfall we feature next! All proceeds of the sale go to the CTC to fund our trail-building efforts. These can be purchased at the MonkeyTown Brewing Company locations in Chattanooga, Dayton, and Loudon. We also have a few cases of these glasses at our main office in Crossville. Get yours before we run out!
Starting Labor Day weekend, Curtis Wasmer will attempt to hike & camp approximately 275 miles from the Kentucky border to Chattanooga along the Cumberland Trail. He is inviting everyone to sponsor our mission with a pledged donation for each mile he completes.
All funds will be placed directly to Cumberland Trails Conference. We will have him send us details of his journey and update you via email. So, if you pledge $1 and he completes the entire 275 miles, then you will have an invoice sent to you for $275. Use the link below to pledge how much you will donate to the CTC per mile that Curtis completes on his thru-hike.
Help us get funding by taking this short 10-question survey! Responses are not sold to any third parties. The statistics collected from this survey will be used to write grants based on how the CTC brings tourism and outdoor recreation to the state of Tennessee. Click the link below.