The Crossville Greenway
The primary mission of the Friends of the Trails organization is to build hiking trails in Cumberland County. Our priority is to build a network of natural hiking trails around the city known as the “Crossville Greenway.”Initially this will be natural dirt trails but, hopefully, over time they will be upgraded to wide multi-purpose paved trails.
The Greenway master plan
We have been working for some time on a master plan for the Greenway that captures the current state of hiking trails in Cumberland Couty and details the future plans. This 26-page plan was published on April 4th, 2021.
The Greenway Public Support Survey
The Little Obed River Segment
When complete this will provide a leafy corridor along beside the Little Obed River from Centennial Park and Genesis Road all the way to the Obed River Park on Route 70 North.
The existing sections include the Woodlawn Loop and the connection over to Old Jamestown Highway. Also the Plantation Trail and the paved trails in he Obed River Park. Finally there are paved trails around Centennial Park.
The missing links are from Woodlawn Loop to Centennial Park and from Route 127 Main Street to Old Jamestown Highway.
The Upper Obed River Segment
This Segment follows the Obed River. Travelling Upstream from Sparta Highway to Deerfield Road. It continues along the Spiers Branch Creek before turning east to TCAT college and Garrison Park.
The Lower Obed River Segment
This Segment starts at the Obed River River Park and ends at the Deer Soccer complex. It will need a bridge over the Little Obed River at the very beginning of the trail.