Pioneer Trail

Location: Tennessee
Trip Starts: Bryd Lake Boat House
Trip Ends: Bryd Lake Boat House
Total Distance: 2 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Pioneer Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
More Information:

Cumberland Mountain State Park
24 Office Dr.
Crossville, TN 38555


Cumberland Mountain State Park is located near Crossville, TN and sits on the Cumberland Plateau – a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America.

This hike on the Pioneer Trail starts at the boat house on Byrd Lake and circles the shoreline. There is both a 2 and 3 mile route – and a suspension bridge gives you the option to cut a mile off the hike and traverse a wide stream that fills the lake.

There is at least one interesting cave on the hike, and the hemlocks that surround the suspension bridge and views of the lake make this an enjoyable hike that is suitable for all ages.

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