Head of Sequatchie
About the Head of Sequatchie
The Head of Sequatchie is an area of the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park admired for its serenity and beauty. Named for the headwaters of the Sequatchie River, the Head of Sequatchie boasts hiking, history, and pristine beauty serving as a snapshot of a time since passed.
Enjoy the easy-moderate half-mile Falcon Warrior Trail which begins at the birthplace of the Sequatchie River, which rushes forth as the only natural water outlet of the pristine Grassy Cove to the north as a result of the karst topography of the area. The Falcon Warrior Trail then gently meanders to an overlook of Devilstep Hollow Cave and passes by Sherrill Cemetery where rests the first sheriff of Cumberland County - Craven Sherrill (descendant of Katherine “Bonnie Kate” Sherrill, wife of John Sevier).
On these grounds, you will walk the same trails as the first European settlers of Tennessee as well as Native Americans dating back to the Mississippian Period when Devilstep Hollow Cave was an important ceremonial site (home to some of the most archaeologically significant pictographs, petroglyphs, and mud glyphs in the southeastern United States).
The beginning of the Sequatchie Valley, which stretches into Alabama, is an excellent place for picnics, outings, and gatherings of all sorts. Accessible and open to all - The Head of Sequatchie is like no other.
Days and Hours of Operation
Winter Season 2019/2020
Effective November 1 the Head of Sequatchie is open Saturdays and Sundays (9 am – 4:30 pm CT) for the 2019 winter season.
Directions/Details or call 423-566-2229 (M-F 8am to 4:30pm ET).
Cumberland Trail State Park Office
423-566-2229 Monday-Friday | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET