Cumberland Trail

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The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park — named for a former Tennessee comptroller — is home to the Cumberland Trail, which traverses 11 different Tennessee counties. 

The Cumberland Trail is a work in progress. Once it is completed, it will stretch more than 300 miles from near Lookout Mountain outside Chattanooga on the south end to the historic Cumberland Gap on the north end. Already, nearly 200 miles are open for hikers — including sections of trail through Frozen Head State Park and Catoosa Wildlife Management Area in Morgan County.

The Cumberland Trail passes through the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, the Frozen Head State Natural Area, Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and Obed Wild & Scenic River. 

The Cumberland Trail offers spectacular overlook views, amazing waterfalls, and a primitive backcountry hiking experience that is a quiet alternative to the more crowded Appalachian Trail.



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