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Firey Gizzard, Dog Hole and Ravens Point is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tracy City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 948 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Forest

River

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Blowdown

Rocky

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Note: The bridge to Fiery Gizzard Trail is currently out. For updated info, please see https://tnstateparks.com/parks/south-cumberland This trail is located in Grundy Forest State Natural Area at South Cumberland State Park. The Firey Gizzard trail starts out rocky and a bit steep descending into the canyon. It is very rocky here and is very wet in places making it somewhat slippery. It follows the river for the first mile or so passing many beautiful Cascades and waterfalls. The Dog Hole trail turns off Firey Gizzard ascending to the rim of the canyon. From the trailhead to this point can be wet and VERY slippery. Use caution. Once on the rim the Dog Hole trail is a moderate trail winding through a forest setting with a couple of outcrops along the way offering a view of the canyon. The Dog Hole Trail merges with Firey Gizzard again after 2.5 miles. There is a 0.5 mile spur trail that goes out to Raven's Point. If you go all that way you should definitely take in the point.

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Bill Goat
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Hiking

Great hike for a hot day, the forest and stream keep temps down in the ravine. I guess that’s the firey gizzard? Quite a hike. Where the bridge is out, it’s easy to keep walking along the creek. We knew we were going the wrong way when the creek we were following was flowing in the opposite direction all of a sudden. We crossed on the logs, just keep center of gravity low for safety. We saw some go through the creek. Some slippery mud in areas. Great oh ah at ravens point. Be safe out there

Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Hiking

There are 3 identical trails on here. I don’t give many 5 stars but this is one of them This is the northern loop of fiery gizzard plus dog hole. This place is amazing. First in and saw nobody until after 45 minutes at raven point Waterfalls, massive hemlocks, caves...and that’s the first 1/4 mile. Cross the river using the downed logs until the bridge is rebuilt. From there you follow the river through the gorge. Spectacular. After ~5 miles you climb out of the gorge and head to a nice overlook. It is very similar to ones you would see at savage gulf, many with less effort, so to me this trail is about the gorge It is rocky. You need to be prepared for slow going and after a rain it would be tricky. Some of the reviews imply scrambling but This isn’t the case. Almost all times you are just walking along the tops of large rocks. your feet do take a pounding and you need to keep focus.

Ian Kendall
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Really enjoyed this trail, but it is VERY easy to get turned around if you're new to the trail. Trees are blazed with white markers that are very far apart, and some trails (specifically those near Anderson Falls) are not accurate on the AllTrails map. I always come prepared and track my location, but I must have been off trail a dozen times – specifically, I missed the first outbound bridge crossing (bridge is out) and hiked way out to some power lines instead, as well as quarter-mile slip-ups here and there where tree blazes faded into the woods. While not on this specific hike, I wanted to check out Anderson Falls (about .5m from Ravens Point). Unfortunately, the falls now appear to be firmly off-trail, with the main trail now descending a steep rock staircase south of the falls, instead of rounding the top of the falls to the North (as shown on the map). That land appears to have been purchased, presumably including the falls, which are *by far* the most impressive falls on the hike, at 80+ feet. See more here: https://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/waterfall/Anderson-Falls-17778 The first quarter mile (as others have stated) was gorgeous. Hiking creekside is rocky, and some fallen logs have replaced the washed-out bridge. Saw no more than 10 people in an 7+ hour span. Nice breeze and overlooks up on the ridge. Overall recommended, just keep that map close.

Scott Cavanaugh
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Hiking

Awesome trail! Had the best water features after a steady rain the day before. Plenty of water sources and the trail is well marked.

Donald Decker
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Hiking

This is a good loop but a hefty hike... Lots of overlooks and some good waterfalls. I was pretty amazed by how lush and green everything was in the woods. Beautiful moss and mushrooms everywhere and Rocky terrain... keep in mind their are some points on trail that could use a few markers do to blown down trees and such. We did the dog loop and had lunch at Ravens point before we hiked out. 5 to 7 hour hike pending your leisure ... Happy Hiking

Casey Armstrong
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HikingOver grownRocky

We went this past weekend and this was our first time out to the South Cumberland area. Great hike for sure! We did 12 miles (some exploring off the tails a bit) but started at 7:30 and clocked out by 2:30pm. Got pretty rocky in some places down by the water. You’re just hopping from rock to rock and not an actual path. Was only a bit over grown in those areas. Once you start to go back up the mountain it’s dirt again. Great views! Totally worth the trip! We’ll definitely be going back for more

Chris Gray
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Hiking

I wouldnt say the trip to Ravens Point via *Dog Hole* trail is super challenging. The first 1.5 miles is very well traveled; you'll find dozens of kids going to the waterfall to swim after 1.5 miles, it's super flat and you can walk very quickly to Ravens point. I'd argue getting to Ravens point via Dog Hole is a moderate trip. if instead of Dog Hole, you miss the turn and continue to Ravens Point via Firey Gizzard, then I'd argue it is a challenging trail. Lots of boulders, rocks, and steep climbs.

Paul Ringger
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Amanda Johnston
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Hiking

my 1st time hiking, billy and I hiked 15miles thru the fiery gizzard, it was very challenging but awsome. definitely not just for any hiker. must be in great shape. and start early. seriously almost killed me. this trail must be taken seriously.

Rob Repass
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Hiking

Another trail I have taken several times. It's always a good hike. Make sure to stop by Werners Point and the small falls. Well worth the trip off the trail. Spectacular view down the gulf.

Marv Hill
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yeaaaaahaw

Ashley H.
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HikingRocky

Beautiful

Hillary Pate
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This is my 4th time doing this hike since it opened and while the trail markers have gotten so much better since opening — it seems that recent rains have washed out some of the trails and made them also very muddy and slippery so where good shoes and be cautious. That being said the waterfalls were gorgeous today! I usually take doghole up to ravenspoint on the way up and fiery gizzard trail onthe way back from ravens point to break it up a little or vice versus. We did doghole to ravens up today and fiery gizzard back and like I mentioned above— it was very very muddy and slippery so if you go in the next few days be cautious and watch trail markers—but this is hands down one of my favorites and always will be.

Rob Decker
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It's a nice trail. It's more like 9.7 miles though. Parts of the trail are showing signs of erosion due to its popularity. This is the version of the trail that best suits novice hikers who aren't ready to go the whole way. The Dog Hole trail has a few overlooks and a nice fall, but the real beauty of this trail is on the Gizzard side and up to Raven point. If you attempt this trail I'd recommend doing the Gizzard first while your legs are fresher. It can be done the other way, but the down into the Gizzard from near Raven point may be hard on the knees. Pack accordingly for whatever weather you'll encounter.

Liam Sohr
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First to Review

Fiery Gizzard is pretty challenging. Consistant boulder fields/roots throughout the hike so wear good boots. I brought my dog and he did really well but could be really hard for some doggies. Beautiful scenery (mid November) and don't worry about water b/c the rivers always close by. FG is a must for avid hikers and then take Dog Hole trail back down...real easy!

Chase John
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Joshua Minton
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Eric Lester
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Elizabeth Kurz
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Chris Gibbs
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Andrew Hancock
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Justin Cardwell
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Tim Hatcher
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