The Cumberland Trails Conference office is located at:

409 Thurman Ave, Suite 102
Crossville, Tennessee 38555

Contact us:

Phone:  931-456-6259

About the Cumberland Trails Conference

The Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC) is a 501(c)3 corporation supporting the construction and maintenance of the Cumberland Trail (CT). The CT is an extensive trail project. When completed, the trail will extend more than 300 miles from its northern terminus in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky to its southern terminus at the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park located on Signal Mountain just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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.

In addition to BreakAway, CTC hosts “Big Digs” a general volunteer trail building activity from time to time.

Please consider volunteering and supporting the Cumberland Trails Conference. With your help, the project will be completed, creating a lasting legacy.

What is the Cumberland Trail?

The Cumberland Trail (CT) is a rugged, north-south, foot traffic only trail along the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Tennessee. When completed, the trail will be 300-plus miles long. As of 2018 over 210 miles are complete and part of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail. The trail begins at Cumberland Gap National Park on the northern border of Tennessee/Kentucky. The southern end is the “Grand Canyon” of Tennessee at Signal Mountain overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge at Chattanooga. The Cumberland Trail was designated a State Scenic Trail in 1971, and a State Park in 1998. In September 2002 it was renamed the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park. It has been recognized as the official Millennium Legacy Trail for Tennessee! The Cumberland trail is an integral part of the larger Great Eastern Trail.

What is the Cumberland Trails Conference?

The Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC) was formed in 1997, as an associate organization to Tennessee Trails Association (TTA). In January 2015 it became an independent organization. Our mission is to build a 300 mile hiking trail along the Cumberland Plateau from Kentucky to Georgia. The trail is intended to link numerous public lands including two National Parks and several State Parks in a continuous corridor of wilderness. Construction of the trail allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Cumberland Plateau while conserving natural resources and protecting upland water sheds. The Cumberland Trails Conference establishes a foundation of support by interconnecting local communities within the trail corridor to acquire land, build and promote the Cumberland Trail. CTC publishes a newsletter and hosts numerous opportunities for volunteers and civic groups to help with trail construction. The CTC is a non-profit organization funded by grants and donations.