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Sycamore Falls is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Tracy City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 219 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

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Running

Forest

River

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Waterfall

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Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Hiking

Another sycamore falls hike but this one without the whole day loop. Great hike with many of the best woodland river views you will ever see. You will need to do a log crossing or wet crossing where the bridge is down until they rebuild it

Brandon B.
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HikingBridge outRockyScramble

We did this hike with our four kids, the youngest being 4 years old. We did fine, though the trail was the most uneven we’ve done what with all the roots and rocks. Our young family likes to hike but this was admittedly the most technical local waterfall hike we’ve done for that reason (technicality being all relative to our skill of course). We handled it though and enjoyed a dip at the falls.

Ryan Smith
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HikingBridge out

Bridge out. But, there are options to skip rocks or walk across downed trees.

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Josh Merritt
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HikingBridge outRocky

Beautiful trail up to the falls. The bridge is out but you can scramble across a log jam or just walk through the creek.

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Bethany Conerly
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Michelle Abnet
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Great trail in Tennessee. Definitely a moderate hike if you do the whole trail. You pass numerous waterfalls and rock walls. So much beautiful nature. Tall forrest trees that are already green line the trail. Hopefully I’ll be back.

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Danny Collins Jr
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HikingRocky

Awesome views. Amazing falls. Strenuous for a day hike.

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Kevin Louis
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Hiking

some moderate scrambling not very strenuous gorgeous trees

Cole Taylor
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HikingRocky
Gerrit VanderLugt
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Hiking

Loved this trail! However, I used Strava to track this hike and it said the trail was 4 miles round trip.

Donald Decker
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Backpacking

If your looking for a short trip with large rewards this is it !!! small and large waterfalls all along the trail where you can simply have a pic nic and swim. People are spread out along the trail and falls so it's not to crowded either... 3 to 4 hour round trip... Happy Hiking :)

Tim A.
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Hiking

Rocky trail but very beautiful! A few small falls and a swimming hole along the way. Well marked trails.

Dawn Feaster
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Hiking

1st 1.5 mi is a butt kicker!! didn't get to ravens point this time.

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Rob Repass
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Hiking

have done this trail many times. great short hike to some beautiful falls. Was very nice in the winter. Ice formations everywhere.

Emma Koelling
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Hiking

Great Hike!!!! The waterfalls were amazing, extremely gorgeous as there was lots of water due to the recent rain. Many areas of the trail were really muddy, wouldn’t want have done it in tennis shoes, hiking boots came in handy! 10\10 recommend, especially for water lovers.

Margaret Kelly
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Hiking

Added this trail on to a hike, and it was well worth the extra time& effort!

Tania Freeman
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Fantastic hike. The kids loved every minute of this one.

Ayde Balderas
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Hiking

I did this trail about a year ago with my husband and our 2 middle children. I noticed the listing says "kid friendly," and our girls did fine but they were 7 & 9 years old at the time. I would not recommend this trail for any children under 6 years. There is an area of the trail that is very rocky.

Melinda Andy-Garner
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Hiking

Beautiful

Tony Buchanan
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hiked all the way to yellow pines falls. very nice hike the only steep part is the ascent from firey gizzard to rim but not so bad to have switch backs. loved the views from top and the falls along the day loop and firey gizzard were tremendous

Kyle P.
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Hiking

The majority of this trail is flat as it runs along the ridge before diving down into the gorge towards the creek. Nice hike to Raven's Point Overlook. This trail connects to a portion of the Fiery Gizzard and is a nice relief if you take the Gizzard to Raven's Point.

Jessica Nash
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Hiking

A nice day hike up to Raven's Point. Numerous small waterfalls along the way.

Hiking Diva .
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Hiking

I recommend taking Dog Hole as a spur out to Ravens Point, and then take the main Fiery Gizzard trail back to the trailhead. It is a more forgiving route - the very beginning is steep and a bit slippery if it has rained recently, so take your time. It is more flat, there is a very short spur to Yellow Pine Falls and a couple of nice overlooks. You will cross 3 small streams, I use the last one for water before camping at Ravens. I have a couple of infected fingers, so I could not dig up some broken glass, but as you start the ascent past the large rock wall, there is a downed tree that has been sawed - a fair amount of broken glass. So if you pass by, bring a bag and pick it up?

Chad Shannon
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Hiking

A much needed respite after foot crunching over the sea of rocks along the Gizzard. IAnd like many have said, a good way to return to the parking lot if you need to move quickly. If you want to go to Ravens Point, this is the easier way for sure.

Shauna Anschuetz
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Hiking

We use dog hole as a return route to make a loop after climbing out of gizzard cove. Awesome overlooks. Nice and flat. Which you need after that climb.

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