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South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle

(4.6/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
South Cumberland State Park encompasses around 25,000 acres on the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau and is riddled with caves delveing deep into the earth, cut by majestic waterfalls both small and large, veiwed from the towering edge of beautiful sandstone cliffs and overlooks, and is one of the largest wilderness state parks in Tennessee.

A visit to South Cumberland begins at the visitor's center where friendly and smiling staff greet newcomers and vetrans alike and offer information as to the best hiking trails, swimming holes, and serene landscapes. Once the maps have been gathered and the water bottles filled the journey begins to truly see the wonders SCSP has to offer.

So make South Cumberland a day, weekend, or week long vacation destination and enjoy the world class hiking, cooling waterfalls, peaceful lakes, and spectacular rock climbing.

MAPS:

Fiery Gizzard:

http://www.friendsofscsra.org/fiery-gizzard-trail-map.pdf

Savage Gulf:

http://www.friendsofscsra.org/savage-gulf-trail-map.pdf
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  • Stopped in here for a quick hike. We were here in August and the waterfalls were bone dry so we decided to give it another shot, so glad we did. The waterfalls were booming!!! The scenery is amazing, ...  more »
  • I have been to Savage Gulf, Foster Falls and Fiery Gizzard on multiple occasions. But finally got off the ledge in Savage Gulf and took the plunge into the gulf and back out Stone Door. I had the plea...  more »
  • Beautiful part of southeast Tennessee. Adventures in exploring the wilderness by foot, horse, or bike!  more »
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  • I absolutely loved it here. You can go camping and hiking on the trails. The views are absolutely beautiful. Some people go rock climbing as well.
  • I went here about a year ago and enjoyed it. Plenty of trail to hike and explore, with lots to see. There are a lot of waterfalls in this area of Tennessee.
  • Wonderful usage of older building, music, art and great place!
  • Doesn't get much better than this. The welcome center is actually located down the road from the Grundy park, so it can be a little confusing. The visitor center has the tennis courts, picnic area and the meadow trail, which they are working on right now. The helpful lady informed us that the meadow trail is ideal for spring hikes, as they have a ton of flowers mostly there. The welcome center is really nice and loaded with information, videos, maps, and three nice ladies who will show you where every trail is at.
  • Beautiful area loved the falls and the views