|Hike Name:||Pioneer Trail|
|Directions:||From Crossville, TN:
Head southeast on US-127 S/N Main St toward 4th St and continue to follow US-127 S for 4.5 mi. Then Turn right onto TN-419 N for 397 ft, and take a slight right onto Pigeon Ridge Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn right onto Office Dr and the destination will be on the left
|Total Hike Distance:||2.00 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Easy to Moderate|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Bryd Lake Boat House|
|Trails Used:||Pioneer Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams, Lakes|
|Management:||State Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Cumberland Mountain State Park
24 Office Dr.
Crossville, TN 38555
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||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.