Grundy Day and Fiery Gizzard Loop Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tracy City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This trail has tons of places that you could stop and take a swim. A lot of pretty moss growing on trees that have to be hundreds of years old, and tons of pretty river views. Make sure to take the extra mile to see Sycamore Falls! Bring some good shoes because though it's not difficult there are a lot of big rocks.

3 days ago

Nice hike to do in the fall. We loved the water features along the way!

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18 days ago

This is an awesome trail hands down! The trail along the ridge top is pretty uneventful and easy going, but it definitely gets tougher along the creek bed. There are plenty of water features along the creek and plenty of great spots for photos. The trail can be very rocky and uneven sometimes along significant drop offs. Definitely a good idea to have a walking stick or trekking poles for this one because there isn’t much to hold onto for balance. Definitely a great hike despite the difficulty!

24 days ago

Great hike little tight in spots but swimming hole is worth it!

25 days ago

Beautiful trail. We added on the arm to Sycamore Falls. 5.1 miles total and took 1hr 42min.

27 days ago

Fun hike

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1 month ago

This hike was wonderful! It was a little long for our 5 year old but he still had a good time. So many different creek views! It was like something out of a postcard around every turn! Towering rocks, running creeks and fall leaves all around!

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1 month ago

Trail is beautiful! It is marked well. It has several waterfalls ...they are not huge but still nice! There are swimming holes, rock formations, big trees to keep it shaded in hot weather. The path is full of roots and rocks so you have to watch where your walking constantly...... so don’t forget to stop and take in the scenery because it’s awesome! We took the spur trail to Sycamore Falls which seems longer than it actually is because of all the rock hopping but worth it! We didn’t go to the base of the falls ... it looked like you may have to cross the creek to get to where we would have liked to be ...planning on coming back in warmer weather. Anyone would love this trail, but you do have to pay attention to each step you take, there are some narrow rocky paths with drop offs so just be careful and enjoy!

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1 month ago

Great easy trail, lots of shade and several waterfalls to dip into.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Waterfalls and cascades all along the way. We went after a good rain and everything was just stunning. Trail was well-marked and maintained. We did the extra bit to Sycamore Falls and partway up Fiery Gizzard, which had us at about 5-5.5 miles total. Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes are needed since the trail is rocky with exposed roots. Such beautiful rock formations and the trees are massive. This has to be the prettiest trail I've hiked so far. I will definitely be back!

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1 month ago

Most beautiful trail I've ever hiked.

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2 months ago

LOVE this little hike. It's a crowd-pleaser for sure. We did it Saturday in the rain and again Monday in the sun. We hiked the day loop and added the 1.2 miles round trip to Sycamore Falls. I definitely recommend starting by going right, which puts both of the waterfalls at the end of the hike when you could go for a sit/swim/some cheese and crackers. Plan on swimming at Sycamore Falls. It feels amazing! The only folks who wouldn't enjoy this hike would be the very young (<5-6) or very old as there are many roots to watch out for and a very brief trek across some rocks/scree.

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2 months ago

August 5th
What a great trail. I made some changes and ended up with 4.5 miles and 480 feet elevation climb.
nice waterfall. you can get about a mile down the Fiery Gizzard before you run into the trail construction. should be open Sept 1 the ranger told me.
Looking forward to the 13 trip to Foster.
NOTE the app has the Dog hole as a 2 mile out and back. not so it is a part of the raven point trail loop with the Fiery Gizzard. Well worth the trip.

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3 months ago

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 : )

4 months ago

great hike

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4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Easy hike! Beautiful area

6 months ago

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

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6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

7 months ago

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!

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7 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 !!

7 months ago

Like hiking in an enchanted forest! One of my favorite “easy” hikes!

7 months ago

don't take small children. really good trail otherwise

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7 months ago

Gorgeous hike with lots of scenery. Was able to complete while carrying my 8 month old son in his baby carrier. Definitely planning to head back during warmer months to enjoy the blue holes.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike. Fairly easy.

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7 months ago

Beautiful trial with gorgeous river trail and small falls along the way. Highly recommend for a quick day hike.

7 months ago

Great hike for us even with relatively young kids. Lots of interesting scenery to keep kids interested and moderate elevation changes to create a little bit of challenge. Trail in very good shape.

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