Recreation & Scenic

Conservation Partners Add 2,600 Acres to Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness

        2,600 ACRES ADDED TO BRIDGESTONE-FIRESTONE CENTENNIAL WILDERNESS Newly protected land located in high-priority conservation region & connects numerous public recreation areas Sparta, TN — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and The Land Trust for Tennessee celebrate the permanent protection of 2,600 acres within the historical Scott’s Gulf — located in …

Castle Rock

PRIME SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE ROCK CLIMBING PROTECTED FOR GENERATIONS TO COME Jasper, TN (Marion County) –March 30, 2015– The Tennessee River Gorge Trust, The Land Trust for Tennessee, The Conservation Fund, Harvey Cameron and The Southeastern Climbers Coalition are pleased to announce that through a strong collaborative partnership, Castle Rock, one of Southeast Tennessee’s premier rock climbing …

Radnor Lake State Natural Area

UPDATE! This summer of 2015, the Cheek family, Friends of Radnor Lake, The Land Trust for Tennessee and the State of Tennessee partnered to add 15 acres of the family’s property to Radnor Lake State Natural Area, a beloved public park that records over one million visits per year. The property is located on the northern …

Fiery Gizzard

BACKGROUND & HISTORY: Fiery Gizzard is one of the most iconic and important trail systems in the state and  spans portions of Grundy and Marion Counties atop the Cumberland Plateau. Originally built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the South Cumberland Recreation Area was established in the 1970s and encompassed the Fiery …

Cumberland Trail – Soak Creek Acquisition

The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation have acquired land that will add more than 1,000 acres and 10 linear miles of trail to the Cumberland Trail State Park in Bledsoe, Rhea and Hamilton counties. The acquisition includes property in Bledsoe and Rhea counties, located near Spring City, which …

Mountain Goat Trail

UPDATE! FALL 2015 – Now, The Land Trust for Tennessee is partnering with the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance on a campaign to connect Monteagle and Tracy City via the Mountain Goat Trail over the next three years. The campaign will support land acquisition, grant matching, and other expenses involved in building this important resource for …