Savage Day Loop

EASY 108 reviews

Savage Day Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmer, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
557 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly






wild flowers


10 days ago

Easy hike with neat brides to get you over the water flow. The waterfall is breathtaking!

21 days ago

Well marked and well maintained trail. Friendly, helpful ranger and restroom at the trailhead. Many great options in this park.

28 days ago

whole park is great!!

3 months ago

A nice, easy hike with an overlook and a beautiful waterfall. Clean, well maintained trail. It had recently rained when i went, so the falls were quite impressive.

3 months ago

nice easy hike for the family

4 months ago

This is a nice, kid friendly trail with a waterfall that’s relatively safe for kids to explore. The trail is pretty easy and well maintained but there are few roots and rocks in places. The main attraction is the waterfall and a bluff over-look area. My 6-year old enjoyed the trail and handled the terrain just fine. As for the 2-Star ‘hiking snob’ review, I have to partially agree: There isn’t breathtaking scenery to keep you entertained the full length of the trail. If that’s what you are looking for, a scenic highway or National Geographic magazine would be a better fit for you than a State Park. If you enjoy hiking for the sake of hiking, this is great trail and not a long hike for the scenery it provides - especially for TN.

5 months ago

5 months ago

I'll be the first to admit I'm kind of a hiking snob. Personally, I just didn't find the trail very scenic. You can see the 2 pretty spots in the pictures on these pages but my experience was that most the trail was relatively uninteresting through a tunnel of trees.

6 months ago

Trail was clear and well marked.

7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

8 months ago

Nice easy hike with well marked, well maintained trails. Hubby and I went on a weekday morning and had the trail all to ourselves. At the trailhead there is a ranger station with clean restrooms and a kiosk to get a map for $2. Dayhikers sign in and out at the kiosk, a safety precaution that I really like. The suspension bridges were fun. Got some great pics at the overlook. We went down a small trail that overlooks the falls but we couldn't see it very good through all the leaves. The waterfall was fairly easy to get down to on a wooden set of stairs. We went 2 days after a big rain so it was really running. Near the small loop headed to the falls had a few places with standing water but we got around without getting our feet wet. We spent about 30 minutes at the falls and headed back. Overall, it is a nice relaxing hike. Its great for some time in the woods without exerting yourself too much.

9 months ago

Great hike for the kids! Terrain is easy enough for my 2 year old to navigate and the waterfall is beautiful! this trail seems to be a bit popular as we have been on it twice now and passed several people each time.

10 months ago

very easy trails and the falls are beautiful

10 months ago

Easy, but fun!

11 months ago

Super fun and pretty easy hike! BEAUTIFUL waterfalls!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

The absolutely best maintained trail within 100 miles of Chattanooga. The trail is always clear with wide well marked signs everywhere. Its like I was atop Lookout Mtn there are almost as many directional signs as there are Rock City / Ruby Falls signs on Lookout. If you been there you copy
And there's a waterfall and a gulch bluff on the Day Loop. Legend has it that if you follow the creek to where it disapears into the ground and follow the dry creek bed till the water pops out of the earth you come upon a bluehole with a subteranian cave with a cavern.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

did this gem today the falls were roaring. great hike easy and level most of the way. highly recommend

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Well maintained trails and easy hike. The Falls were all dry this time. Very peaceful and beautiful.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dry waterfall - Savage Fall

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Plan to hike this trail again tomorrow. Great day hike. I would rate as moderate due to terrain. It's easy as long as you take note of the ground below your feet.

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