Zachary G. on Fiery Gizzard Trail
One of my favorite hikes so far. The hike itself doesn't provide a hardcore elevation change like some mountain hikers might be used to, but don't let that fool you. I'm a pretty experienced mountain hiker and I'd rate this hike as pretty strenuous.
The trail itself beginning at the Tracy City side starts out pretty rocky with minor ups and downs. Once you get out near Raven's Point you hike out of the canyon and that's where you'll get your elevation change.
Very beautiful, very scenic, very fun. I want to return again when we're in less of a drought.
Amazing. I could not recommend this highly enough. Being from Nashville, this is the closest there and back in one day hike that really does it for me. I usually do the first half of Fiery Gizzard and loop back on the Dog Hole trail, which makes it a gorgeous and challenging, 10 mile, 5-6 hour day hike.
No shortage of beauty on this loop. Very fulfilling hike with all of the swimming holes and constant sounds of the stream. Was a blast watching people jump from the falls into the aqua blue water. This is a must see trail for those looking for a short but gratifying hike!
Hiked trail August 17 and 18.
Trail was marked VERY well. White trail marker with blue camp markers. I needed markers in several areas. Thank you friends of cumberland trail.
Many of the creeks were dry but could clearly see the dry beds. I started in the south at Foster Falls. Hiked first 2 miles in 1 hour. Very flat with a minor slope here and there. Great views in the first mile of cliffs, waterfall, mountains. The second mile was just a stroll through the woods. Mile 3 was difficult level and climbed over many rocks. made the trip exciting. The next 2-3 miles was a flat hike through the woods. I would recommend to stop at the end of mile three. I stopped at mile 6 and turned around, wish I had stopped at mile 3 after the difficult park with the rocks.
1. No Mosquitoes, No Flys, only a few knats here and there.
2. Cell phone reception on AT&T throughout almost the entire trail
Great view and interseting for 1st three miles
3. Marked very well with white reflectors
Negative: Mile 2-3 and 4-6 was very boring and like a walk in the woods with minimal change in elevation
Awesome easy trail! It turns moderate at some point but not too complicated for kids or slower paced folks. Very peaceful and tranquil. Several water holes to swim. Much of this trail is alongside a creek,you can walk along the trail path it down the creek.