What is FOTT?
The mission of the Friends of the Trails is to construct, maintain and promote the use of walking and hiking trails in Cumberland County. We recruit and organize volunteers to build hiking trails as community projects. Our volunteers also construct bridges, signs, benches and other amenities along the trails using materials we provide. We bring in a professional trail builder with an excavator to do the heavy work of digging out the trail, Once trails are constructed our volunteers help with much of their maintenance.
In addition to trail construction we also organize events to promote the community’s use of the trials. This helps to maintain the trails in good condition and results in a healthier community. We are located in Cumberland County, Tennessee, and operate primarily within the county but may expand into the surrounding areas as opportunities arise.
We have been holding an annual hiking marathon for quite a few years now and it continues to grow in popularity. It is a an event with a great many benfits. It gives the hikers a taste of all the trails in the area. It is healthy exercise and it gives families an opportunity to spend time together outside.
Fullfilling our mission takes a great deal of work by many different organizations that need to coordinate their efforts.
In Fairfield Glade we work with the developer Fairfield Glade Homes and the Community Club through the Trails Committee.
Around the City of Crossville we work with the City Council and employees along with the various property owners who host trails.
If you have any questions or comments about trails or hiking in Cumberland County then just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cumberland Trailhead
We publish the Friends of the Trails Newsletter, called “The Cumberland Trailhead”, four times a year with Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall editions. You will receive regular copies of our newsletter if you sign up belo for our emails.
Michelle Bayless is our editor and always welcomes articles and other items of interest to our members.
If you have something to share with FOTT members in a future issue of the The Cumberland Trailhead please email your submission to Michelle Bayless, editor, at
You can become a member of the Friends of the Trails with a $25 membership fee for a three-year membership.
Please fill out the online Membership Application Form.
If you have any questions send an email to us at email@example.com