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Cumberland Mountain State Park – Crossville – Cancelled
September 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Pick a Park” series. Cumberland Mountain State Park. Crossville. Pioneer Short Loop, 1.8 miles rated easy. This is the most frequently hiked trail in the park. The trail follows along the banks of Byrd Lake to the famous swinging bridge and loops back around to a foot bridge at the boat dock. Along the trail, we will see a small rock overlook called picnic rock. Stop here and enjoy the view. Hikers will pass through several sections of trail where mountain laurel and rhododendron create a pathway along the trail. The long section of rock steps that hikers will go up and down are original steps put in by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the 1/2 mile Byrd Lake Trail that goes from the Visitor Center to the Pioneer Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 am CDT so we’ll have time to see the Museum. We may have lunch at the restaurant if it’s open but pack snacks just in case. For more information or to sign up, contact Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.