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Grundy Forest Natural Area

Fiery Gizzard Road, Tracy City, TN, Monteagle, TN 37387
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Monteagle
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The upper loop trail is relatively flat and accessible. The trail down into Fiery Gizzard gets very, very steep right off the bat--please don't try it wearing flip flops! Once you're down by the stream, it's a moderate level of difficulty.

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Enon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

falls were very low on water flow, but still walked down. Steps on the steep side for those over 60 years young

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The place speaks for itself. It's breathtaking! Take your group hiking there. There are plenty of trails for every ability level.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This seemingly small area is the doorway to the wonders of the Fiery Gizzard section of South Cumberland State Park. From the trial head you can access miles of hiking. Some of the best swimming holes are close within a short walk.

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Ooltewah, TN
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very nice area for a great hike. Do not follow Google Maps or anything that has to do with Seal Rd. Google maps took us to a private road that ended in a driveway. If you follow the directions on the park website you should be fine. Make sure you have good shoes as a good portion of even the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We went to geologic Stone Door, 1 mile, and Laurel Falls, .3 mile, rather steep. Still not to strenuous for active seniors.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hiking, streams and waterfalls. We walked in the snow covered trails and even though it was cold, enjoyed the woods and streams

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Franklin, TN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We came in at Foster Falls and camped about 2 miles in from there. Then, we hiked to Fiery Gizzard and in general just had a great time there with the guys...will do this one, again!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We hiked the Grundy Forest Loop and hiked to Sycamore Falls and we loved this area. Trail is rocky in areas and has a lot of exposed roots but it is not a bad trail if you take your time.With the Grundy Forest loop and the Fiery Gizzard coming off the loop you can take as long of a hike... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

One of the most beautiful trails in Tennessee or anywhere in the country. We've hiked it MANY times and never tire of it.

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