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North Cumberland OHV Riding Area

General Information

The Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) program is funded by federal grants.    The source of the grants is the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).    The RTP is funded by a percentage of the tax on each gallon of gas sold across the country.    The Agency is responsible for a twenty percent cash match (ie. $100,000 grant: TWRA - $20,000 Federal - $80,000).   The source of matching funds is TWRA's wildlife and/or wetland fund; or fees charged by TWRA for use of the North Cumberland WMA trails.

The OHV crew consists of a Wildlife Manager, Equipment Operator and two Technicians.   Their plan is to repair and maintain a system of OHV trails for scenic touring.   Additionally, there are two OHV Trail Officers that monitor the trails to ensure responsible riding by all users.   The goal is to make the trails environmentally sound but also challenging and fun. 

North Cumberland WMA Sundquist Unit Riding Area is a multi use trail system.   The area is open twenty-four hours a day and camping is allowed on the entire area.   At least one occupant of a vehicle must possess a valid annual hunting license along with a WMA permit or a  High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit is required. A DOT approved helmet is required for riders under eighteen years of age.   License and permits may be purchased locally at license agents or online .

For more information or questions, contact Rusty Dunn:


High Impact Habitat Conservation Permits

Type Description Cost
035 Resident Annual Permit $73.00
036 Resident Daily Permit $15.00
037 Non-Resident Annual Permit $232.00
038 Non-Resident Daily Permit $37.00

 Location Maps

Click for black & white PDF of the OHV Riding Area.  A detailed color map of the area can be purchased for $6.00 by downloading the WMA map form.

North Cumberland OHV Riding Area
North Cumberland OHV Riding Area
North Cumberland OHV Riding Area
North Cumberland OHV Riding Area

Public use is allowed during all hunts.   During daylight hours all users outside of the enclosed vehicle or outside of camp must wear, on the upper portion of their body and head, a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange, visible front and back, during the deer/elk-gun and muzzleloader seasons.    

No person shall remove minerals, including coal, trees, plants (including vines), or building stones from the area without specific authorization.   Detailed WMA and hunting regulations can be found in the current edition of the Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide.

The area-wide speed limit is 25 mph.   Organized competition events for motorized/non-motorized vehicles prohibited.   Reckless operation of motorized and non-motorized vehicles prohibited.   Reckless operation is defined as operating a vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger the life limb or property of any person.   A maximum noise limit of 86 dB for all motorized vehicles measured at 50 feet from the exhaust.

Trails are named and numbered with signs at trailheads and confidence markers placed at half-mile intervals. Trailhead signs have symbols indicating trail difficulty level and user types allowed. Be aware of logging and mining activities as you travel the trails and primitive roads.

Trail Signs

Scenic Views