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 the area.


From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad carried coal and passengers between Palmer and Cowan in Grundy and Franklin Counties along the Cumberland Plateau. Now the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) is reclaiming the path of the railroad to use as a recreation and scenic path.

The goal is to turn the old railroad bed into a 35-mile multiuse recreational path, offering connectivity, health, recreational and economic benefits to the area. For over a decade The University of The South community has enjoyed the Sewanee section of the trail. The goal is to connect many Cumberland Plateau communities so everyone can enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation now and forever.


JULY 14, 2014Governor Bill Haslam presented the Mayor and City Council of Tracy City with a TDOT grant award of over $603,000 for continuing construction of the Mountain Goat Trail through Tracy City… read more.]

MGT Route

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