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South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks. Almost all of our park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, ours is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41. From here the various components of our park are managed. Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trail that will give you a nice workout

This trail-head is extremely easy to find with Google Maps from the app. It is a popular area for climbing and if you go late in the day you are sure to see the parking lot full of rock climbers.

To start, the length listed above is extremely misleading. The walk from the parking lot to the waterfall is at most 10 minutes. It is straight down, on a steep but very easy to navigate trail. There is a nice little suspension bridge followed immediately by the waterfall which is in a neat little basin. The scenery is nice but the hike is just too short.

Now there is another trail to the left once you cross the bridge but I was unsure of where it lead when I reached the falls and I had a long itinerary of hikes to do that day so I decided to just head out after seeing the falls. Overall I would skip this one unless you are going for fall colors or want to relax at a pool and waterfall (nothing wrong with that!). There are much nicer trails in the area if you are looking for an actual hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike with beautiful views of the valley on the way to the gorgeous waterfall.

Very nice, clean trail. The first quarter is a paved walkway. The rest of the trail is an easy to follow dirt path. I love that there are restrooms by the parking area. Also a ranger office & sign in sheet. The view from this trail is amazing. A huge scenic pay off for such an easy walk.

hiking
24 days ago

awesome views. Very easy trail

short easy hike.. Ranger Falls is in this area also. but a pretty good trek from The Stone Door. but cool

hiking
1 month ago

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