Recreation & Scenic

Window Cliffs State Natural Area Opens to the Public.

On April 7, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation held a grand opening for Window Cliffs State Natural Area, a beautiful recreational space within Burgess Falls State Park. The Land Trust for Tennessee partnered with the State of Tennessee to protect the land.

Cumberland Trail

As Tennessee’s first linear state park, The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park provides sweeping vistas, enjoyable hikes and important wildlife habitat as it follows a line of pristine high ridges and deep gorges lying along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. The Land Trust is partnering to add land to the trail.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a mighty 30-acre parcel that sits atop the Cumberland Plateau. The forested property contains a rock bluff, clearly visible from the valley below, which is popular among local and traveling rock climbers.

Fiery Gizzard

The 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. The Land Trust has partnered on multiple projects to conserve this important piece of Tennessee.

Mountain Goat Trail

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.