10K Challenge Trails & Maps
Marathon Trails Quick Links
Welcome to the Cumberland County Hiking Marathon 10K Challenge. As you hike these trails you will enjoy paved trails and sidewalks with easy gradients. The purpose of this challenge is to provide an interesting set of trails that can be enjoyed by those who find the marathon trails just too difficult to negotiate. We hope this challenge takes you places that you would not normally go and that you have positive experiences along the way. We hope you enjoy hiking these trails but please stay on the trail when hiking and respect private property in residential communities. Carry plenty of water at all times, use bug-spray and watch your step – it is easy to twist an ankle on rocks and tree roots. Pets are permitted on all trails but please pick up after your dog if it fouls the trail-bed.
10K Challenge Trails Quick Links
1. Fairfield Glade Amphitheater – 2.1 K
to After parking your vehicle, start hiking the trail by crossing the Mirror Lake Dam to the new “Grove” Amphitheater. At the end of the dam turn left along Mirror Lake and pass through the pedestrian tunnel under Peavine Road. Follow the trail past the old ball-field, past “The Whales” and continue until you almost reach the Art Guild. Turn left toward the mini-golf then right on to the sculpture trail. Enjoy the various sculptures as you pass along the trail to the front entrance to the Art Guild. If open, stop in and and enjoy the art exhibit inside the Art Guild. As you leave head towards the parking lot and then make a left towards the mini-golf. continue along the trail until you turn right on to the main trail to retrace your steps to the tunnel under Peavine Road.
When you come out of the tunnel turn right and walk up the other side of Mirror Lake, returning to your vehicle.
Approaching Fairfield Glade from Crossville go straight on when you reach the stop light at Stonehenge Drive. After a quarter of a mile turn left on to Fairfield Boulevard. After passing the eye doctor’s office turn left into the trail-head parking lot.
Start hiking the trail by crossing the Mirror Lake Dam to the new “Grove” Amphitheater
2. Crossville Garrison Park & Stanley St. – 2.2 K
After leaving your vehicle, take an enjoyable stroll around the park, watching the kids having a blast in the splash-pad.
Leave the park and cross 4th street and head towards downtown Crossville. Turn right on to Henry Street going past the City Fire Department and the City Police Department. Take care as the sidewalk ends. before the end of the street. At the end of Henry Street turn right and cross over Stanley Street. Follow the Stanley Street sidewalk all the way to Miller Avenue passing Hatler Florist on the way. Turn right, go past the Casa Grande restaurant, with the High School on the left and return to your vehicle in the Garrison Park parking lot.
3. Crossville Art Circle Public Library & Main St. – 1.2 K
When you leave your vehicle walk along East Street for one block to First Street and turn right. for two blocks to Main Street with the Palace theater on the corner. CrossMain Street at the lights. Turn right along Main Street walking past the Chamber of Commerce and the Military Museum. It is worth taking a few minutes to go in both buildings. Melanie Graham will welcome you in the Chamber building and will give you lots of information about Crossville and the surrounding area. You will find the Military Museum fascinating and can return at a later date to explore it more thoroughly.
Continue along Main Street past the Grinder House coffee shop and other stores, until you reach the Crossville depot.. This is worth another short detour. Stop into the Depot gift shop and see all their Made-in-Tennessee gifts.
Continue another block to Neecham Street where you need to carefully cross back over Main Street so that you can return on the other side of the street, going past the Social Brew, the craft beer bar and the Hurricane Cycles shop before turning left on to Fourth Street. You will go past the Cumberland Trail office which is the base of operations for the construction of the 300-mile trail across Tennessee from Georgia to Kentucky.
When you reach Forte’s restaurant turn right on to Thurman Avenue passing behind the majestic old Cumberland County courthouse building. Turn left on Division Drive past the Amphitheater returning to your vehicle outside the library.
4. Crossville Cumberland Plaza & West Ave. – 2.6km
Description Leave your vehicle and walk around the plaza parking lot to the sidewalk on Main Street and turn right. Cross Chestnut Street and turn into the the Woodmere Mall parking lot then return onto Main Street and proceed past the Dairy Queen. Cross Dooley Street and continue along the sidewalk to Burger King. Just past Burger King turn right and cross Main Street at the light across from Walgreens.
Return along the sidewalk of Main Street returning towards downtown. Go past the large Flowers Bakery building and continue on past Wendy’s to Krystal where you turn and Cross Main Street at the light and return to your vehicle.
The address of the plaza is 125 Cumberland Plaza, Crossville, TN 38555. It is located at the corner of Main Street and Genesis Road.
5. Cumberland Mountain State Park:
Storybook Paved Trail - 1.9km
Start at the kayak marina behind the restaurant. Cross the wooden bridge onto the Storybook Trail. Stop along the way and read the kid friendly signs. When you reach the road by the Park Office turn around and return. (There are public restrooms in the park office buildings and in the restaurant.)
The Cumberland Mountain State Park is very well known and there are plenty of road signs directing you to the park, which is about four miles south east of Crossville on Highway 127.
There is plenty of parking in the park but please do not park in the restaurant parking lot as that gets very busy at times. We suggest you park near the kayak marina behind the restaurant. There is very limited parking at the park office.