About the Park
Special Note: For those looking for the Head of Sequatchie | Address: 270 Glyph Parkway, Pikeville, TN 37367 | Open: Everyday | Hours: 9am – 5pm CDT | Phone: 423-533-2928 | Directions: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/activity-detail/cumberland-trail-head-of-sequatchie
The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park, a Tennessee scenic hiking trail, became Tennessee’s 53rd state park in 1998. It is Tennessee’s first linear park, cutting through 11 Tennessee counties. In 2002, the park was renamed for Justin P. Wilson in honor of his work to help make the vision of the Cumberland Trail a reality. Wilson was Tennessee’s Deputy Governor from 1996-2003 and served six terms as Tennessee’s 34th Comptroller from January 15, 2009 until January 13, 2021. Wilson now serves as Comptroller Emeritus within the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.
The Cumberland Trail follows a line of pristine high ridges and deep gorges lying along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. The state is continuing to partner with the Cumberland Trails Conference, a 501c3, and other volunteers to solicit public and private support for the acquisition of additional land along the trail. Once completed, the hiking trail will extend 282 miles from Cumberland Gap, on the Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky border to the Tennessee River Gorge, on the Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia border.
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