Raven Point Trail is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Tracy City, Tennessee. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
I volunteered for a marathon out here. The trail is still off limits to the public, as it is privately owned. You can still get to Ravens Point via Dog Hole Trail
Per the Rangers (the park has transferred from TVA to part of South Cumberland State Park), the Ravens Point Overlook and campsite will no longer be available for public access effective December 2015. (*this is actually on private land - so if it is after December 2015, check to see if this has changed)
In the interim, from the Fiery Gizzard end, take the Dog Hole trail UP to Ravens. It seems REALLY steep - it is under 270ft, less than the 700+ft of elevation if you go via Fiery Gizzard straight. Take the Fiery Gizzard down, but be careful as many slippery spots and large wobbily rocks.
Or, if you are sadistic, take the FG trail up. There is virtually no reliable water sources once you head up either way, so be prepared.
Amazing sunset spot. Sunrise, no clear view.
Your Fiery Gizzard hike won't be complete if you don't check out Raven's Point. Best view on the trail. Great spot to stop to eat or set up some hammocks if you have the time.
The Raven Point Trail is not closed - lol. It is a spur directly off the Fiery Gizzard Trail. It is a little steep coming back and you have to go around a couple of downed trees, but even with a backpack, it was a piece of cake. The sunset here is spectacular. Sunrise is a little obstructed by trees, but still worthwhile. If you are afraid of heights you can still enjoy staying back a bit. And a great spot to hang a hammock.
The actual 1.6 Raven Point Trail is no longer accessible to the public. It is used by rangers. And occasionally guided hikes by the rangers. This does not include the .4 mile spur to overlook.
This side track off Fiery Gizzard Trail goes 0.4 miles to a fantastic overlook. It's worth the walk!
The view is definitely worth the short jaunt off the main trail. It's a great place for a lunch break.