9-16-2020: The Stinging Fork SNA Trailhead and Trail is closed effective 9/15/2020 with a completion date not known (but expected soon). Please call the Cumberland Trail Main Office at 423-566-2229 M-F 8am-4:30pm ET to check on the status of the closure before making any trips to the area or check our Interactive Map
09-14-2020: Daddy’s Creek Trailhead: is being upgraded and will be closed Monday, September 21 with an expected re-opening date of Saturday, September 26, 2020.
08-25-2020:The Suck Creek Bridge off Hwy 27 (near Mushroom Rock) in Prentice Cooper State Forest is washed out. Staff is looking at possible options with an indefinite timetable for repair at this time.”
Updated October 25, 2019: Trail Segment Closures
Trail South of the Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead - extending to the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead and RMA - remains incomplete and closed. The trail can be picked up again, to the south, at the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead.
For Immediate Updates: Visit our Interactive Map at www.cumberlandtrail.guide - follow our Facebook page or call our main office at 423-566-2229 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET.
Please exercise extreme caution while enjoying creek areas, including waterfalls. Water levels may change suddenly, running high and moving fast in many areas and posing increased safety risk. Maps and hiking planning info are available at www.cumberlandtrail.guide.
All Counties: All caves on lands managed by the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail are closed to the public at this time due to White Nose Syndrome.
Tennessee State Parks are open. Park hours may vary from normal operations in response to COVID-19. Certain parks or areas of parks may close if they reach capacity. Events may have limited capacity.
Please Note: Masks are required inside all state park facilities. For more information about this and other guidelines, please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Statewide Alert (effective August 10, 2020): Visitors are required to wear a mask in any state park facility staffed by employees or where the general public may congregate. This includes park offices, visitor centers, stores, nature centers, restrooms or while touring any indoor facility being considered for rent. If visitors do not have a mask, parks will maintain a small amount of paper masks to provide to a visitor for their use. Any park rental facility- including cabins, Lodge rooms, campsites, picnic shelters, group facilities, etc. - are considered as having “restricted use” and will be the responsibility of the party renting that facility. It is recommended that they follow all CDC recommendations and guidelines regarding social distancing and mask wearing.
Visitors are required to follow the mask ordinances of the county they are in, or the park rules listed above, whichever are more stringent.