Grundy Day Loop Trail

EASY 90 reviews

Grundy Day Loop Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tracy City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

hot springs

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.

8 days ago

Lovely trail with a few small waterfalls. Lush greenery and cute bridges. The color of the water at the falls is a beautiful shade of blue.

hiking
13 days ago

Great water spots, cave and scenery. Some tougher areas to maneuver, due to rocks and roots, with little ones.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

28 days ago

Great views, a few rough areas walking over roots and rock, but easy even for this 51 year old amateur. Very busy on a Saturday, but most seemed to be taking the short route clockwise to the falls instead of the full route counterclockwise as I did. My favorite trail so far!

hiking
30 days ago

An excellent hike with views of 5 waterfalls (see photos), overhangs, and old growth hemlocks. The trial follows the river and along the way are numerous small falls but pretty ones nonetheless, with accompanying swimming holes. The forest is cool and dark! A caution, though, don't wear sandals and don't think you can fly over this trail despite its shortness; most of it is very rocky and full of roots...it takes its own time!

1 month ago

Absolutely loved it! We took our 6 year old and everything was doable!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

beautiful! waterfalls everywhere, mossy and shady, just amazing.

1 month ago

As others have said, this trail features abundant rocks and roots, which definitely slow progress. However it is by no means strenuous, just slow. The first section is a little boring, just a walk through the forest, but once you start to hike along the creek with its many waterfalls, the journey really becomes enjoyable. I definitely plan on coming back with my camera when the light is good. I went on a weekday morning and saw a handful of other people. There were a couple of downed logs across the trail, but we're easily stepped over. The trailhead and picnic area were very well maintained. I saw no trash on the trail. All in all a very nice hike that I recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy, fun, quick hike that your kids are sure to enjoy...5 nice swim holes along the trail...

hiking
1 month ago

I suggest starting beside the picnic tables at the trailhead, here you will begin the trail for half a mile before finally reaching the creek. Once you arrive at the creek, you never leave it! This trail is rewarding, I highly suggest taking a dip in one of the five swimming holes! This trail is amazing!

walking
2 months ago

This is a short 2 mile hike and is pretty easy to do. I wouldn't recommend small children since the trail narrows in a few places with steep slopes. Beautiful scenery filled with small waterfalls and the largest Hemlock trees you'll ever see!

2 months ago

Great trail with several small waterfalls,swimming holes,and a nice big rock overhang about 25ft deep and 75-100ft long. The have 4 backcountry campsites(if you can call them backcountry but definitely more private than KOA LOL)within about a half mile of the parking lot(trail exit side) for anyone who wants to camp privately but still be within a short hike to the car just in case.

hiking
2 months ago

Wow...we loved this trail. Be sure to add a little bit to the trip by hiking up the fiery gizzard trail for less than a mile to see sycamore falls as well. There has been rain recently, so the falls are flowing nicely. We stopped to swim in several little holes, all of which were clear and cold and refreshing. Such a gorgeous area!

2 months ago

nice views

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

It is a moderate trail with loose rocks copious roots and some unstable areas. Wear appropriate footing and be prepared to climb significant stone inclines.