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South Cumberland Recreation Area

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Address: 11745 US 41, Monteagle, TN 37356-7609
Phone Number: +1 931-924-2980
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Miles of trails and scenic areas.

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Beautiful Hike on the Fiery Gizzard Trail

Me and some friends started from Fiery Gizzard Rd near the elementary school and we hiked 1.5 miles along a beautiful creek before we arrived at the rocky area which was a 3 mile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon20100
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Clover, SC
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Clover, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and some friends started from Fiery Gizzard Rd near the elementary school and we hiked 1.5 miles along a beautiful creek before we arrived at the rocky area which was a 3 mile hike to the intersection of Raven's Point and the Dog Hole Trail. The hike was beautiful, but that 3 miles was very slow. You had to... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed meeting the ranger at the welcome center on highway 41. He gave us a great tour on the 3-d map of the entire park and then recommended a 2 mile hike based on our request to see waterfalls. Although it is extremely dry, we did get to sit and meditate at the only waterfall that had water running.... More 

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Thank Fran H
Franklin TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My sons and I took our second trip to the park this weekend and still love Greeter Falls. It's an easy to moderate trail that descends down to a beautiful gorge and waterfall (unless it's bone dry like Oct can be). The trail is great for kids ages 8 years or so and up. You should know there are still... More 

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Thank JackBoone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came by and if you arehappy withthe scenic drive to the location you will love the sc area. If the rain fall has been llw the fall might be dry but a nice clean nature type place.

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Thank Bryan H
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Grundy Day Loop, which is about a two mile loop that goes past several waterfalls and follows the Big Fiery Gizzard Creek for about a mile before looping back. Mildly strenuous due to changes in elevation. All water crossings spanned so no wet feet. Restrooms available at trail head. Trail maps available at South Cumberland State Park... More 

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Thank Ussafs3
New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous natural wonders! We visited Fiery Gizzard, Natural Bridge & Stone Door. Breathtaking views and waterfalls. The visitor center was super helpful (highway 41 near Tracy City). So much to see and hike...did not even scratch the surface.

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Culleoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

On the Cumberland Plateau at 1900 feet and above, this area is cooler than the surround. A wonderful upland forest, with trails, many waterfalls, plunge pools, pioneer history -- truly a people's treasure. Three areas: Savage Gulf, Stone Door, and a third with the 14 mile Fiery Gizzard Trail.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We did just a TINY portion of the Grundy Day Loop with our 2yo and 4yo and it was amazing. Had to carry the 2yo in a couple of places, but all of us enjoyed it so much. We'll come back when they're older, but even this little bit (to Blue Hole Falls) was incredibly beautiful and serene.

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Thank kcela
Gray, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

really enjoyed riding through some of the park. Grundy lakes is beautiful. Foster waterfall is worth seeing. Enjoyed just being outdoors in such a lovely place.

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Thank pc0mer
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Foster Falls Campground: This campground felt deserted in the middle of the week during the summer. Only 2-3 sites were being used. As two females camping with two little kids, it (almost) felt borderline unsafe just because there wasn't any other families around. It is a nice campground with lots of trees. We stayed in Site 22, which was large... More 

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