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South Cumberland Recreation Area

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

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FIERY GIZZARD TRAIL.... WOW

We hiked from the north end of Fiery Gizzard from the trailhead to Ravens Overlook where we enjoyed a well deserved lunch. Then back via Dog Hole trail then completed the Grundy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2016
Debbie H
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We hiked from the north end of Fiery Gizzard from the trailhead to Ravens Overlook where we enjoyed a well deserved lunch. Then back via Dog Hole trail then completed the Grundy Forest Day Loop at the beginning. This is one spectacular hike. Very strenuous but if you are able this is a MUST SEE. Lots of natural things to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second visit to South Cumberland Rec Area. The first day, we took the Laurel trail to the campsite... very leisurely and relaxing ~3 mile hike. Trail was easy to follow. Set up camp and enjoyed exploring the area for the rest of the afternoon. Took a side hike over to Greeter Falls which was quite nice. Campsites... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

You need to know when you come to South Cumberland that it is primarily a day hiking and overnight back country backpacking park. There are miles and miles of trails (some are handicap accessible) that run both on the top of the rim of canyon and trails that go 600 Ft into the base of canyon. My family and Boy... More 

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Manchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We have hiked several trails here and all offered great views and good hiking. There are trails to meet any level of hiking and adventure. We have taken our boys at many different ages on several different trails. Great for scout groups too! Primitive group camping was great for our scout troop!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The scenic beauty of this park was phenomenal. Spent an overnight backpacking in and out from 55th Ave to the Sawmill campground. The trail to and from was one of the poorest I have been on in the area; however. Great campsites - plentiful firewood - great privacy. Highly recommend; however, I would suggest having trekking poles to aid with... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Nature at it's best. Lots of great forests planes and water features for sure if you're in the area definitely take a peek.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A motorcycle ride up Hwy 41 for Lunch at Dave's Modern Tavern, and a ride to Foster Falls, Grundy Lakes and a final stop at The Natural Bridge and a ride back down 41A made for a great day in the hills...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

2 mile hike! Perfect grade & beautiful stream with small waterfalls. A cave and great rock formations, too.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

...spread over a lot of acreage. Expect to drive quite a bit if you plan to visit multiple sites. Wear comfortable shoes and be aware of your surroundings and the terrain. Visitor center staff was friendly and helpful (start there first). Signage could use a little improvement both on the properties and leading to the properties, and it wouldn't hurt... More 

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Monteagle, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Tennessee has some awesome places to hike, but without a doubt, the South Cumberland Park is one of the best to hike in the Southeast. I have so many favorites, the Fiery Gizzard, Stone Door, Grundy Lakes, Foster Falls, Greeter Falls, the hike to Hobbs cabin...I could go on and on. Spring, Summer, Fall...even Winter, you can see so many... More 

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