The Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC) is an independent, membership based 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Created in early 1997, the mission of the Cumberland Trails Conference is to build, acquire funding for, and promote the Cumberland Trail, under the auspices of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). In addition to hiking, the Cumberland Trail helps to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Tennessee, conserve natural resources, provide educational and recreational opportunities, and connect local communities. The Cumberland Trails Conference achieves its mission through the efforts of volunteers, and from financial support from membership fees, grants and donations from various foundations, state and federal grants, and tax-deductible donations from individuals.
The CTC sponsors various volunteer trail construction and maintenance programs throughout the year. One of the CTC’s largest volunteer events is CTC Spring BreakAway, that involves college and university students doing volunteer work during their annual spring break. BreakAway is a part of a nationwide program that allows college and university students to engage in various types of worthy volunteer service.
Volunteers can adopt various sections of the trail and perform maintenance on their section. In addition to BreakAway, CTC hosts “Big Dig” a general volunteer trail building activity in the spring and fall.
The Cumberland Trails Conference office is located at 409 Thurman Ave, Suite 102 in Crossville, Tennessee 38555 and can be contacted at email@example.com or 931-456-6259. In the event that the CTC office is closed, questions involving volunteer opportunities or needed information on hiking/camping issues can be obtained through our alternative e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider volunteering and becoming a member of the CTC. With your help, the project will be completed, creating a lasting legacy.
Cumberland Trails Conference Staff, Executive
and Advisory Boards
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CTC BOARD MEMBERS
Jim Lane, Chief Ranger
Bob Brown (Deceased)
CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE PARK STAFF
Jordan Sikkema Asst. Park Manager, Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park220 Park Road