Explore the most popular forest trails in Grundy Forest State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very cool and gorgeous trail. very difficult at times. Definitely a quad and glute workout with all the steps. waterfalls are amazing

Great trail but it's closed past Sycamore Falls which was only around 2 miles in. Looking forward to going back after the gas line has been repaired.

Part of trail unknowingly closed "until September" after I read it supposedly opened around August 1st. Arrived at 5pm from 4 hrs travelling, and a citation issued on the windshield of our car the following morning for camping d/t campsite being closed, but too far in to hike out after arrival. Embarrassed to be escorted out (on our way out) by Park Rangers (eldest with 3 months experience after telling us we would be cleared of citation for not actually having been 'found camping.') Beautiful sights, however. Do your research more in depth than I did, apparently, before staying here or hiking past 5pm.

Most of the trail is meh, the falls are great. Be sure to keep going back until you see the large drop off that’s impassable.

We love this trail but be careful this trail can be difficult make sure you have the proper foot gear on and bring water and a snack. There a lot of Kool pictures to be taken on this hike so you might be stoping a lot. When we there a women fell off the side of the trail about 2 stories down into the creek. EMS had to come and get her some of the trail is a little thin on the way to the falls. And she will be ok broken ankle and wrist. But this is a good opportunity to say hiking is fun but be prepared for the worst : )

Actually backpacked this last summer. We brought our dog and I would recommend staying on the top of the ridge to ravens point if you’re hiking from sycamore falls. Hiking into the valley is quite treacherous with all the boulders, especially for a dog.

great hike

Great trail, but difficult for older and beginners. Enjoyed it!!!

Slipped over for a walk after work. I never tire of walking this loop. Only takes a little over an hour or so, well worth the time. In the summertime, the stretch along the creek is probably 10-15 degrees cooler than the trailhead. One of the prettiest spots in the area.

This trail is perfect during the spring for wildflower spotting. It is short, but it does have an incline.

Peaceful walk in the wood with so much to see in such a short loop

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks and roots though-wear appropriate footwear. Will definitely be back!

I would rate it a little more than moderate due to the rocks, roots and narrowness of the trail. but it's very scenic with nice waterfalls and swimming holes

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Not too challenging and lots of pretty sights to take in. You can take your time or breeze through it!

Fiery Gizzard trail from Sycamore Falls to Ravens Point closed till August 1st.

Easy hike! Beautiful area

Very worthwhile trail. Loved the challenge!

Beautiful trail! But the lower fiery gizzard trail and dog head loop are closed. They believe until June 1st. So all you can do is the Grundy day loop. Loved it beautiful. But just a 2-3 mile easy hike to sycamore falls

I loved everything about this trail, as soon as I got there I could hear the water flowing. The whole trail was beautiful & there was a view of the water every step of the way. There is a part where it gets kinda rocky but it’s not too bad. I’m definitely going back and walking the longer trail before summer is over!

on Grundy Day Loop Trail

3 months ago

Nice easy trail for hiking. Not ideal for trail running, 3/4 of trail is exposed root bed.

My favorite hike. Starting at foster falls going to ravens point and back is a wonderful challenge, about 16 mile round trip. This last time I went I took to much weight and decided to continue past ravens point and venture towards the grundy forest area, about 13 miles. Thank goodness for Dorothy. Such a great woman who really helped me when I was humbled by the forest.

**UNTIL AUG 1: The sections past Sycamore Falls are closed for pipeline maintenance. (Per the signage out there)

The part of the Fiery Gizzard to Sycamore Falls is lush, beautiful and cool with a lot of Hemlocks throughout.

Started at Grundy and ended at Father Adamz campsite. This is the best trail we have ever done in regards to beauty and being a tough hike. About a 14-15 mile hike if you do everything. The plan was to hike back to the car the next day but we abandoned that idea before we even reached the campsite. We got a ride back to the car from Dorothy T. 423-208-5949 - $10 per person. Thanks Dorothy you saved our legs!

Hiked the entire upper trail including Raven’s Point (roughly 14 miles) last Sunday. Weather was perfect. Trail is one of the best I’ve EVER hiked. I loved the changes in scenery and intensity along the way. HUGE dogwoods in bloom along with numerous wildflower varieties. My favorite area is the Tracy City loop. The way the sun shines down through the trees and the sound of the mountain streams is otherworldly. The crew were all experienced hikers and every one of us was DOG TIRED by the end! This trail is NOT for the feint of heart, but worth the effort. I don’t recommend hiking after heavy rain as the rocks will be EXTREMELY slippery andascent/descent very treacherous.

This hike was great!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

enjoyed the amazing views as well as the hiking, was not to difficult for younger kids. got to see part of God's country to take in! ended up losing licence on tail too, PLEASE mess me on FB if found!

hiking
4 months ago

Wow this place absolutely lives up to its billing!! A short magical journey through two sandstone creek gorges with Waterfalls, Blueholes and tons of places to explore. We added on the trip to Sycamore Falls and found some rock pinnacles to climb around in. Standing on top of the tallest one was really cool !!The best feature to me was Black Canyon Cascade. Plan to return in the summer to enjoy the amazing Blueholes !!

Such an amazing and beautiful trail! It really does have everything if you can tough out the 10 miles. It does get somewhat technical at points, so I think the "hard" rating is appropriate. Give yourself about 6 hours to complete it if you can keep a pretty good pace.

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