Start your adventure
The 2020 trail maps will be available here on August 15th.
Hike 26.2 miles individually or in small groups over one month at your own pace on specially selected trails on the Cumberland Plateau. It is completely FREE to enter. Finish the marathon and get a free T-shirt at the Hit the Trails Festival in October.
You can download a log-sheet to record your progress but the whole marathon is done on the honor system.
Share your experiences. Go to the "Contact" page and leave comments on your experience and upload a picture. You can also use this form to report any problems that you come across on the trails. SOCIAL DISTANCING Be aware of COVID-19. Do your part. Stay apart. Keep to the social distancing guidelines and only hike in small family groups.
The planning for the 2020 Hiking Marathon is well advanced and on schedule. The marathon will proceed with social distancing. We also expect the “Hit the Trails” festival to proceed with special arrangements for social distancing and wearing masks.
Make a tax deductible donation to Friends of the Trails for use on the hiking trails in Cumberland County. You can specify how or where your donation should be used. We will email you a receipt for tax purposes.