Description CROSS THE ROAD from the parking area and follow the winding trail. After 1.3 miles the trail crosses an old gravel logging road and after 2.2 miles you reach the wooden bridge over McGinnis Creek. Stop, rest, have a drink, enjoy the rocks and vegetation, and then retrace your steps .
Rating: Easy to Moderate This trail follows along the banks of Byrd Creek for the entirety of the hike. At approximately one and a half miles hikers will come to the red and yellow junction. From here you should follow the red trail back to the CCC dam, then walk across the dam back to the park office where you started. This trail provides hikers with a unique tree top canopy of hemlock trees in several sections. Through these sections you will notice less vegetation on the forest floor and cooler temperatures in these areas. Hikers will also cross a small creek that is home to a very unique bridge that was built by an eagle scout. Cumberland Park is about four miles southeast of Crossville on Highway 127. Park at the Park Office: 24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555
APRIL 21 10:00am Obed River Park Distance: 1.2 miles Rating: Easy Established in 1982. Offers 2.1 miles of paved walking trails, much of which is along the banks of the scenic Wild Obed River! Approximately 35 acres located off HWY 70 West, just past the entrance to the Cumberland County Community Complex. While exploring the park, be on the lookout for 2 historical Markers – FIRST: Broken Dam from the 1930s – Second signifies the site where the railroad once crossed the Obed River. The park is a Level 1 Arboretum with 60 species of Flora identified with markers. 24 Obed River Park Drive, Crossville, TN 38555-6817
FAIRFIELD GLADE: Amherst Trail Distance: 1.9 Rating: Easy This is a 2.0-mile grassy road hiking trail located between St. George and Sherwood Lakes. This is an easy trail with very little change in elevation. Although most of the trail is on grassy roads, there are some sections along paved roads. There is limited parking just off St. George Drive on Castlebar Lane. From the Peavine Road/Stonehenge Drive stoplight, take Peavine Road towards Crossville. Shortly after passing Food City turn left on to St. George Drive. After 2.25 miles (about one mile after passing Lake St. George) look for the trail sign on the left at the grassy road Castlebar Lane (first left past Amherst Drive). Park on the grassy road. Most roads are unsigned so follow the trail posts and signs.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY TRAILS: WALK AT YOUR PACE, NOT OURS
APRIL 7 10:00am Distance: 2.1 miles
This is the newest trail in Crossville. It opened in July 2022. The trail-head parking is on Deerfield Road. The trail starts across the road from the parking lot. This is an easy lollypop trail along the Obed River.
Take Miller Avenue to the stop light at the TCAT college. Take 10th street alongside the college. Follow the road to the stop sign on Deerfield Road. Turn right and the trailhead parking lot will be on your left.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY TRAILS: WALK AT YOUR PACE, NOT OURS Distance: 1.2 miles (round-trip) Rating: Easy This trail is 0.6 miles in length giving a 1.2 mile roundtrip hike. Start at the kayak marina behind the restaurant. Cross the wooden bridge onto the Storybook Trail. Stop along the way and read the kid friendly signs. When you reach the road by the Park Office turn around and return. (There are public restrooms in the park office building and the restaurant.) The Cumberland Mountain State Park is very well known and there are plenty of road signs directing you to the park, which is about four miles southeast of Crossville on Highway 127. Park near the kayak marina behind the restaurant.