Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

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BURN BAN EFFECTIVE NOV 14 – DEC 15
Governor Haslam has issued a burn ban that prohibits campfires and burning of brush, vegetation, trash and building materials. The ban is in effect across the entire Cumberland Trail. Fires of any size, (including grills) are not permitted at this time. Please use camp stoves until further notice. For full details of the Governor's order and a list of affected counties and parks, click here.


Trail Alerts (Updated 11/29)
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*Hamilton County
OPEN - The trailhead parking area at North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area off Montlake Road is now open, along with approximately 1.9 miles of trail leading up to the wooden steps at Boston Branch overlook. For more info, click here.

CLOSED - Trail at North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area from the wooden steps at Boston Branch overlook and beyond remain closed. The steps have been destroyed by fire and are unsafe.

CLOSED- Soddy Section: Highway 111 crossing to the Mowbray Pike Trailhead

AIR QUALITY
You can view up-to-date forecasts and current conditions at www.airnow.gov or TN Air Quality Forecast

BURN BAN Effective Nov. 1, 2016
A burn ban REMAINS in effect across the entire Cumberland Trail. Fires of any size are not permitted at this time. Please use camp stoves until further notice.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS
Please be aware that water levels in creeks are very low. Hikers should carry water in, as many water sources across the trail are unreliable at this time.

TDOT IMPROVEMENTS
Laurel-Snow State Natural Area has re-opened after several days of road work. myTDOT will chip and tar the road over two days before the end of the year. We'll post here as soon as those dates are communicated.

Activities

Hiking

Cumberland Mountain Segment — 11.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
New River Segment — 40.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Frozen Head Segment — 20.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment — 15.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult
Grassy Cove Segment — 12.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Stinging Fork Segment — 3.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Piney River Segment — 8.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Laurel-Snow Segment — 9.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Rock Creek Section — 9.6 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Possum Creek Section — 9.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
North Chickamauga Segment — 7.2 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Tennessee River Gorge Segment — 32.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate