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A jewel

The best decision the state of TN ever made was to protect this area of Savage Gulf/South... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
via mobile
Gorgeous views and easy trail

all of Savage Gulf is absolutely gorgeous and thank goodness has been saved from the clear cutting... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Rachel K
McMinnville, Tennessee
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All reviews easy hike mile loop worth the trip breathtaking views savage laurel ranger path paved bluff rocks
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The best decision the state of TN ever made was to protect this area of Savage Gulf/South Cumberland/Stone Door. Did the stone door hike today in about an hour with no problem- the steps are steep but just take your time. Can’t wait to go...More

1  Thank Delta4201
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Cool place to visit - I would go back, but not until it’s cooler and the rattlesnakes are less active. The hike to the Stone door is simple. Once you go down the stairs, it gets much more difficult. Trail maps can be a little...More

Thank JessTN
Reviewed August 19, 2018

all of Savage Gulf is absolutely gorgeous and thank goodness has been saved from the clear cutting tree & paper companies. Great Stone door is the place to go if you want to have maximum views without a tough trail. I think they even have...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I’m not what you’d call an outdoors person but when my coworkers wanted to walk to the door I agreed. Wow! It was breathtaking. The first part of the trail, up to the Laurel Gulf Overlook, is paved and handicapped accessible. After that, the trail...More

Thank GeorgiaPeach3000
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

If your looking for something to do North of Chattanooga and don't mind a little exercise then try this amazing overlook. It's a 1 mile hike down a very easy to walk well kept trail. The views are amazing! If you want more exercise then...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Easy hike in, slight slopes here and there. At the end there is a massive Stone Door and they aren’t kidding. Even if you don’t go down and come back up, it’s worth seeing. My husband and I did go down and come back up,...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed hiking the trail to the Great Stone Door. The trail is paved for the first .3 mile and more challenging for little legs for the last bit (there are a couple of inclines and several spots with roots crossing the path.) The...More

Thank Malinda U
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful area to visit. Nice drive to get there and wasn't very crowded when we arrived. There are several hikes you can do when you get there, this review was for the stone door. It was an easy 1 mile hike to...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The Great Stone Door is a very interesting geological feature. It is basically a very large crack in the rock cliff overlooking the Savage Gulf area of South Cumberland State Park. The trail from the large paved lot to and back from the door is...More

Thank Tennbengal
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Took my sons ages 10, 13 and 15 to the great stone door. It's a nice two mile loop through the woods up to the bluffs. The bluffs are awesome. But I was also a nervous wreck as a parent. You are literally out on...More

4  Thank JackBoone
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