Explore the most popular Camping trails in South Cumberland State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Highly recommended if you like a challenge. Lots of boulders, roots and elevation climb. Well worth it. Great views and waterfalls.

Did this trail and included a hike in camp. It was a great hike!

We were there yesterday. The weather was perfect with beautiful colors on the trees and plenty of water on all the falls. This is a must hike for any avid hiker, but go prepared and allow yourself plenty of time to finish because it's a long, hard 13 miles. Also.. the walks to Raven's Point and to the base of Foster Falls are totally worth the extra milage so be sure to hit those.

One of the best day hikes in the Southeastern United States. Only for advanced hikers. You’ll never feel more encompassed in the outdoors anywhere else as much as you will on this trail.

hiking
14 days ago

Would recommend to anyone. Camped overnight at the stone door campground. Very enjoyable.

Great easy hike! 3 mile loop, mostly along the river. Trail is very well marked and easy to follow.

Very nice and scenic, lots of rocks and roots, watch your footing. Was rainy today so most was un runnable due to slippery conditions. Would be very nice run on a dry day.

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muddy
rocky
22 days ago

I completed this in 4.5 hours but I basically kept moving the entire time except for a split 40 minute break. The rocks were pretty slippery from the rain and the fallen leaves didn’t help. But the trail markers were pretty easy to follow. Definitely recommend having a hiking stick to help stabilize yourself on slippery rocks. There were some fallen branches that you’ll have to climb over. Also not for the weak of ankle, make sure you have good supportive shoes because this trail will test them!

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
29 days ago

The boulders are tough! Also one of the rootiest trails I've encountered. I am surprised to see this one took some reviewers only 4 hours. If you stick to Dog Hole and avoid it as a loop, then sure. Otherwise, you'd be hardpressed to make it through in under 5 hours unless you skip overlooks and rest breaks. Trail before the loop is very well maintained, but there are probably 20 downed trees to step over on the loop itself. Great hike. Do it, and leave dogs and small children at home.

hiking
1 month ago

Stone Door is definitely a favorite. Got to the ranger station just before the sun came up so we could watch the sunrise. This trail is definitely easy (even in the dark) because half of it is paved and the other half is pretty flat. It was wet and foggy but was still a beautiful sight to watch darkness turn to daylight.

This is a bucket list, epic hike. We clocked 11.25 miles in 7.5 hours. Could have been faster, but we stopped a lot for pics, water, food and rest. Our dog, who always hikes with us, COULD NOT have made this hike! There are miles of round, loose boulders that are slippery at times. Don't forget your hiking sticks or make some from fallen limbs like we did. There are times you are in a Lord of the Rings movie, Indiana Jones movie or maybe in a video game. You will not be bored! Be prepared and enjoy!

A great trail.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

This was totally epic! Clocked it at 10.9 miles in under 5 hours. Very rocky and beautiful. Didn’t have any trouble with the trail markers. Bring lots of water and enjoy!

Beautiful hike. Pretty tough too. The hike up to Ravens Point consists of 3 “legs”. The first leg (arguably the most beautiful part of the hike) is filled with gorgeous waterfalls and epic swimming holes. You can tell this is a popular summer spot with the locals. It’s relatively flat during this part and the trails are clearly marked. The second leg is filled with miles of Rock gardens and will challenge your balance and stamina. The crowd really starts to thin out during this part of the hike because it gets pretty arduous. The final leg has the steepest grade and culminates with an intense several hundred yard hike STRAIGHT up to Raven’s Point. You’ll have to do a good portion of this part on all fours. Then prepare yourself for the view.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Will post soon, heading home now.

This is a great hike that can be enjoyed in all seasons. Another reviewer said to be sure to bring a flashlight if you expected to hike after dark, which is always good advice, but hiking after dark is actually prohibited due to the nature of the trail and dangerous bluffs.

This is a nice trail with some pretty rocky parts to it. The extra hike up to Sycamore falls was definitely worth it, considering many of the other falls were dry.

Beautiful trail. Mostly close to running water. Very rocky in places.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

The first time I made this loop I did it all wrong and took dog hole in and out. Today I made the official loop and completed the adventure in 3 hours 10 minutes. FG Trail through the boulder fields>the ascent to Ravens Point>back out on dog hole. If you can navigate boulders and rocks, you can get through the boulder fields in about 45 minutes. The alltrails pro map really helped me stay on the trail! Some of the trail isn't clearly marked and it's easy to get off trail. The map really helped. One of the best all around trails in the area. Highly recommend!!

Beautiful trail and hiking conditions. It's September and still had running water and falls.

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