South Cumberland State Recreation Area
South Cumberland is a hikers paradise with a selection of trials to suit almost any interest and physical capability. All trails are marked with direction trail signs at trail junctions and painted blazers along the way. Trails are very easy to follow, the only exception being in the late fall and early winter when heavy fallen leaf cover can sometimes hide the way. Detailed topographical maps are available at the Visitor Center, at Grundy Forest, the Stone Door Ranger Station or the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. Visit: www.friendsofscsra.org
Distance of 2 miles. Rated easy. Buggytop Cave is said to be the largest cave opening in the state - 80 feet high and 100 feet wide. The cave is formed by the running water and rock breakdown through this finger of the plateau.
Located near Tracy City. Trail terminates at overlook into Lost Cove.
Fiery Gizzard Trail
Directions: Traveling I-24, take Exit 135 to Tracy City. Follow the signs to the Grundy Forest .
North Rim Trail to Tommy’s Overlook
13.8 miles round-trip with fairly level terrain. Begin Hiking at the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. Go almost 2 miles on the Savage Day Loop Trail then follow the North Rim Trail 5 miles to Tommy’s Overlook for a great view of the three gulfs converging.
Directions: From Chattanooga , take US 127 to Dunlap; then TN 111 to TN 399. Follow the signs to the Savage Gulf State Natural Area Ranger Station.
Savage Gulf Day Loop
5-mile loop trail. Easy and great for the beginning hiker! Savage Falls is a short distance off the loop down the South Rim Trail.
Directions: From Chattanooga, take US 127 to Dunlap then TN 111 to TN 399. Follow the signs to the Savage Gulf State Natural Area Ranger Station.
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