Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail

The Cumberland Trail is making history and you can be part of it. Never before has a “State Park – State Trail” been created by a partnership between volunteers and state government. The Cumberland Trail project has benefited from contributions of volunteer time and private donations of property and funding at historic levels. It’s the only park in the nation with its own weekly radio broadcast – a 30-minute interpretive music festival presenting the wonderful voices of our neighbors.  Many other “firsts” can be accomplished by the Cumberland Trail with your help. The Cumberland Trail needs you.

Imagine a foot trail traversing the mountain tops, river gorges, meadows, and valleys of the Cumberland Plateau through 11 East Tennessee counties. Consider the rich history, the musical heritage, the thousands of plants, trees, and creatures unique to the Cumberland Plateau, and the need to preserve, and protect these resources. And to educate Tennesseans and visitors, and you can begin to understand the breadth of this project.

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Latitude: 36.2989682 Longitude: -84.2232612 Elevation: 1091 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, fishing, trail running, caving, hunting, scenic drives, and picnicking

There are areas for quiet relaxation and areas for active recreation

Seasons Accessible

Year-round access.


There are no fees, however overnight campers must be registered

ADA Accessibility Notes

There are several acres of the Cumberland Trail that allow for ADA access and at Rock Creek there is a mile long pave trail designed for use by wheel chairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet must be on a leash at all times.

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