About the Park
Special Note: For those looking for the Head of Sequatchie | Address: 270 Glyph Parkway, Pikeville, TN 37367 | Open: Everyday | Hours: 8 am – 4 pm CST | Phone: 423-533-2928 | Directions: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/activity-detail/cumberland-trail-head-of-sequatchie
The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park manages the Cumberland Trail, established in 1971 as a State Scenic Trail. In 1998, the Cumberland Trail became Tennessee’s 53rd state park and in 2002 was renamed for Justin P. Wilson in honor of his commitment to complete this spectacular 11-county corridor. 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, linking State Park lands, State Natural Areas, Wildlife Management Areas, and National Parks. Partnership with the Cumberland Trails Conference, the Friends of the Cumberland Trail, and other 501c3 organizations and volunteer groups support the acquisition of land and the construction and maintenance of the trail. The completed trail corridor will encompass the largest acreage within a Tennessee State Park unit, and extend 300 miles from Cumberland Gap on the Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky border to the Tennessee River Gorge, near Chattanooga.
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