General information


Land Manager: Cumberland Trail State Park

Native Lands: ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) (from

Area Rep: Christian LeBlanc,

In 2018, Access Fund & SCC announced the acquisition of Dogwood West, a 7-acre tract off Bluffview Road in Graysville, TN. This purchase provides a key public access point to the Dogwood Boulders, previously only accessible via a 6-mile hike, and a new trailhead for the Cumberland Trail.

In 2009, a large portion of Dogwood Boulders was preserved in a major land conservation acquisition that added thousands of acres to Cumberland Trail State Park, creating the Graysville Mountain section. But that purchase still left a portion of the Dogwood Boulders unsecured, with a lengthy hike. This new acquisition secures a critical access point which now features a new public parking area and trailhead off Bluffview Road, as well as a small section of the overall Dogwood Boulders and a portion of cliff line.

In 2021 the State of Tennessee purchased the Dogwood West parcel from the Access Fund and it is now a unit of the Cumberland Trail State Park.


Google Maps to parking lot & trailhead.


What to Expect

Dogwood Boulders are on Cumberland Trail State Park property and host some of Tennessee’s premiere bullet sandstone.There are many developed boulders, as well as a large amount of first ascents waiting for you. Dogwood is a easy-moderate hike, with boulders in large clusters, spread out along an approximately 1-mile stretch.

Access notes

  • Be a good neighbor: Please make a good impression by driving slowly, smiling and being respectful to our neighbors.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash.
  • Leave No Trace: Keep this area beautiful and clean. Clean up after yourselves, your peers, and your pets. Lead by example and pick it up on the first pass.
  • All route development must be approved by the CTSP Fixed Hardware Committee


There is camping at nearby Dogwood Climbing, LLC


You can find a small section on Dogwood in the Chatt Bloc guidebook