Grundy Day Loop Trail

MODERATE 114 reviews

Grundy Day 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
291 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Today was the first time my family and I have hiked this trail. It was beautiful! However, we, as beginning hikers/ backpackers were quite exhausted at the end of this "moderate" trail.

This trail is awesome for a simple day hike!

hiking
9 days ago

This is a gorgeous trail with lots of interesting sites to see along the way. A really beautiful hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail lots of water!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking views every two steps. Save time to just look. Didn't think we were going to be able to go as there was a 45 minute "pop up storm". The trail had pools of water to walk around but it gave everything a clean feel with a lush green glow. The only thing to be warned about is there are a number of rocks you are climbing on/over/around and were they slippery! We were fine but again, need to take it slow. I would not recommend for families with small children, bad knees or old shoes. :)

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best day hikes in TN. Crystal clear blue holes, breathtaking waterfalls, and mossy serenity make for a definite hidden gem.

4 months ago

Beautiful, sound of rushing water the whole 2 mi. Rough ridge walk, but short and scenic.

4 months ago

My favorite loop trail and a favorite in general!! You can't go wrong with this trail. It follows the Fiery Gizzard creek, so you have gorgeous views of the babbling creek and several waterfalls. There are also 3-4 blue holes for swimming. There are plenty of places to stop and just enjoy sitting along the water, so pack a nice picnic and make it a day. This trail's rating recently changed here from easy to moderate, which was necessary. This trail contains some narrow passes and steep spots where you need to be sure footed. Nothing challenging for most, but I saw a family there Labor Day weekend with their elderly grandmother and she was having trouble making it the whole way. I am glad the rating changed to reflect a more accurate difficulty level. Lastly, they cut a new trailhead about two weeks ago. The wildlife are still adjusting, and on my last outing a perfectly camouflaged baby copperhead was laid out across the trail. He quietly moved along when shooed. Don't be too concerned, just be vigilant on this part of the trail til the critters get used to it. Enjoy this amazing place!!

4 months ago

Incredible views and beautiful falls. Lots of rocks! Sycamore Falls is worth it.

5 months 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
5 months ago

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

6 months 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
6 months 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!

6 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

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

6 months 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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
7 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!

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