Alerts for Big South Fork
Big South Fork is one of the most popular areas around the Trace. Please plan your visit accordingly and learn about how you can protect this beautiful part of the forest and keep it open to public use.
Learn about bear precautions, firewood bans, and drone usage.
Reroute in Clearfield
From 519 you take a left after the bridge, pass Caudill’s Auto Body Shop, turn right onto Clearfield Hill Rd which has a gentle climb. Follow Clearfield Hill Rd to the right as it curves near the top of the hill. Soon take a right on Partin Rd which within yards curves to the left; curving to the left, Partin goes down the hill to the rear of Clearfield Elementary School and eventually to the STOP at McBrayer Road. To stay on the Sheltowee, turn left onto Mill Branch Road. The blazes are white painted turtles on the road.
Wartburg, Tennessee Planned Southern Terminus for Trace
Working with the Cumberland Trail Conference, the STA has sketched a possible route to the connection with the CTC at Wartburg, Tennessee. This connection will take some time to work out given that portions of the planned route will take the Trace on private land. The good news is, we have a team working on the connection and hope to see the southern terminus finally find a home there by 2019.
Have you seen a section of the trail that needs attention? Please let us know! Submit a trail report and include as much detail as possible. Thanks!