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South Cumberland Recreation Area

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Address: 11745 US 41, Monteagle, TN 37356
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+1 931-924-2980

Miles of trails and scenic areas.

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Stopped in here for a quick hike. We were here in August and the waterfalls were bone dry so we decided to give it another shot, so glad we did. The waterfalls were booming!!! The... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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550 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick hike. We were here in August and the waterfalls were bone dry so we decided to give it another shot, so glad we did. The waterfalls were booming!!! The scenery is amazing, and it wasn't crowded. Plenty of parking as well. Amazing waterfalls when they've had rain.

Thank WildHaireHiking
Gadsden, Alabama
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192 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have been to Savage Gulf, Foster Falls and Fiery Gizzard on multiple occasions. But finally got off the ledge in Savage Gulf and took the plunge into the gulf and back out Stone Door. I had the pleasure to have two cars after meeting up with my son. We parked his at Stone Door and then headed to Savage... More 

Thank JimE782
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful part of southeast Tennessee. Adventures in exploring the wilderness by foot, horse, or bike!

Thank Roadtrippin42
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have hiked this trail 3 or 4 times now. Love it. Start by hiking down some narrow rocks - requires concentration and some experience. But when you get to the bottom, the waterfall is magnificent. (If you want to just see the waterfall, you can enjoy it from the observation point at the top.) After the waterfall, you can... More 

Thank shields1954
Clover, SC
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

Thank Shannon20100
Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Fran H
Franklin TN
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

Thank JackBoone
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bryan H
Huntsville, Alabama
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112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ussafs3
New Orleans
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dayna_AnnNewOrleans

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