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2018 Map

started on the Tennessee side today. the trek down is marked really well until you reach Alabama. be aware that the trail markers change.

Decent when we went. Trail can get muddy and flood during heavy rains in the fall with all the leaves.

I love this area! This trail is perfect for those who haven't hiked in a while. Waterfalls, views, swinging bridges. Apparently there was a tornado in early November and the trail suffered a lot of damage. It's clear now but one should use caution. There are broken branches and whole trees leaning and hanging overhead. We heard a loud crack and watched a large limb come crashing down right in front of us. They've also had rain which has left some parts of the trail submerged. Not too deep but plan on getting wet feet. The rain has also increased the flow at the falls, it's pretty spectacular. Right below the falls is a good place to take a break, we stopped for lunch and enjoyed the view. Rattlesnake Point is breathtaking. Talk about a vista! I expect in the spring and summer it comes by it's name honestly. I'm looking forward to exploring other parts of Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

Drought was the best

Awesome hike! Very challenging, but the payoff is fantastic.

14 days ago

Gorgeous falls!

The trailhead was pretty challenging to find, but the trail itself was well marked. The hike was nice with beautiful views and overlooks. The falls were dry, but it was still well worth the trip!

15 days ago

This is a great spot for hiking in Nashville. It's very popular, so go early or on a week day if you want to avoid the crowds. The trail has some moderate hills, but nothing too steep or overwhelming. The views are better at Radnor Lake or on the Warner Woods Trail, but Mossy Ridge is scenic enough and a better workout. The distance is actually closer to 5.5 or 6 miles, because the parking lot isn't right at the trailhead.

Cool waterfall and small canyon at the end. The first part of the trail isn't too exciting, but the fall colors are pretty. Took us 3.5 hours including 20-30 min at the falls

great place to swim! nice hike up the river as well

Beautiful vistas and great trails.

Fun hike but out and back was closer to 8.5 miles, not 6.6....Very muddy towards the end. Cemetery is creepy too.

18 days ago

The path down is a little sketchy. Watch your footing. You have to walk along the river to get to the waterfall and you will have to cross twice. We didn’t bring water shoes or towels so we didn’t make it to the falls. Super pretty from above though. Not a hard hike.

One of my favorites especially in the fall when the leaves turn. The lake views are a bonus!

19 days ago

The overlooking area is an easy hike with a little uphill and downhill. But if you will take the downstream to see the falls closer you have to be prepared as you will cross the river. But the hike is not bad, its just muddy and slippery on the side of the river. Overall it is an excellent hike and the price of the view is breathtaking.

Trail a little hard to follow at times, needs a little maintenance, beautiful scenery. great campgrounds.

Great area, nice overlook, trail meanders through old growth timber, just a great hike.

Well laid out trail, you can stop at the overlook at the top of the falls but the real payoff is going around to the bottom of the falls.

Nice views, adds to the waterfall vs. just taking the walk to the falls.

trail running
21 days ago

Rolling hills, follow the single red blazes, all in all a good loop if in metro Nashville and need a trail. Nothing awe inspiring, pretty heavily trafficked, would be near impossible to get lost.

My wife and I enjoyed our first day hike on the trail! Our German Shepard was welcomed by other hikers and make it very welcoming. We only live a couples away but hadn’t been here before but will definitely be back over and over.

26 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous waterfall a little over a mile out. You’ll need to cross the water twice, which was about knee deep for me.

Tough terrain but definitely worth the hike. It took 8 hours and we didn't stop for a long period of time to eat or break. We were trying to ensure we got out before dark. We parked at Foster Falls and had Dorothy take us to Grundy to begin our journey.

on Savage Day Loop

29 days ago

this is the fourth time I've been to this trail. usually it's great but today the trail was closed due to dangerous conditions and fallen trees from a recent storm. We hiked anyway but encountered many obstacles that forced us off the main trail. We never made it to the falls due to impassable piles of large fallen timber, brush and branches. Heed the warning signs until they finally get the trail cleaned up and cleared again.

Great hike for a Cub Scout Pack. 5-8 year olds did well. Little bit of horse pooh, but otherwise a very nice hike!

Definitely difficult terrain, especially the last portion near the river. Fallen leaves cover slippery mud, tree roots and rocks. I wish I had a walking stick! Trail isn’t marked well in some areas. However, it might be our age? We were passed a few times by younger hikers that were almost skipping down the trail!

Easy walk and pretty view.

Great hike if you want to wonder why the hell you aren’t back to your car yet for a couple miles. Rocks near the bottom are super slick and could make for a sore buttocks so be careful. Decent views. Easy in, hard out.

1 month ago

Hiked the trail past few days...any Lost And Found?

on Cummins Falls Trail

1 month ago

Trail to the bottom of the falls is a little confusing. It becomes more difficult to get to the falls the further down you go. But the overlook path is short, clear, and absolutely beautiful!

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