In 1965, the Great Smokey Hiking Club announced the start of the Cumberland trail at McLean Rock. In 2010, TPL acquired the property from Molpus Timberlands, adding a critical 19 miles to the Cumberland Trail State Park, a 300-mile corridor stretching across 11 counties. Upon completion—150 miles are currently open—the state's only linear park will link the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park to Signal Point near Chattanooga.
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.