Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail – Volunteer Vacations 2021
October 17 - October 23
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail (CTSST) is a backcountry hiking trail that extends from a northern terminus at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park across eleven Tennessee counties along the Cumberland Plateau, to a southern terminus at Signal Point, part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Of 322+ planned miles of trail, over 215 miles are currently open for public use. When complete, the trail will connect three national Parks, three Tennessee State Parks, five State Natural Areas, multiple Wildlife and Resource Management areas, and a Tennessee State Forest. The Cumberland Trail will be Tennessee’s contribution to the Great Eastern Trail, which will cross nine states and 1,800 miles, extending from Alabama to New York. On this trip, volunteers will build trail that will join the Head of Sequatchie Resource Management Area with Black and Brady Mountain segments. Specific tasks include using various hand tools to clear brush, dig trail tread, construct rock steps, and install trail markers. The team will also create drainage features, prepare bridge sites, and construct other elements of sustainable trail design.