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South Cumberland Recreation Area

11745 Us 41, Monteagle, TN 37356
+1 931-924-2980
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Great Place.

Stopped in here for a quick hike. We were here in August and the waterfalls were bone dry so we... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Tyler, Texas
via mobile
Savage Gulf...finally a journey into the Gulf

I have been to Savage Gulf, Foster Falls and Fiery Gizzard on multiple occasions. But finally got... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Gadsden, Alabama
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Miles of trails and scenic areas.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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11745 Us 41, Monteagle, TN 37356
+1 931-924-2980
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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...More

Thank WildHaireHiking
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...More

Thank JimE782
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Roadtrippin42
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...More

Thank shields1954
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...More

Thank Shannon20100
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,...More

Thank Fran H
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank JackBoone
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
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...More

Thank Ussafs3
Reviewed 26 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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Lisa-Ron S
How are the falls comming up today 4-1-17
2 April 2017|
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Response from shields1954 | Reviewed this property |
Haven't been up in a while. Hopefully you had a beautiful day with lots of water.
Patrick K
I intend to do a backpacking trip here as it has been an area on my list for years. Wondering how that would go with weather for the area in Mid-March? I am from Wisconsin so cold isn't an issue, I am worried about snow or rain that month causing problems. I have gear for it, but the people tagging along have only done a few trips and nothing in snow.
11 January 2017|
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Response from shields1954 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last year in mid-March. At that time, the highs were in the upper 40's low 50's. Nights in the upper 30's. We started the day with toboggans, gloves, layers, etc then stripped as the hikes went on. Of course... More