South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle

4.5
#136 of 271 in Parks in Tennessee
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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  • You are looking at a picture from Foster Falls Park in Sequatchie, on the mountain. That is why the review is as terrible. You will be enjoy the South Cumberland State Park, but it is very different t...  more »
  • Not far off of 24 this is a beautiful place to take a short hike, get out of the car and stretch your legs. Today the trees were just coming into color and the air was crisp. There are a lot of differ...  more »
  • This park is located in several different areas and has something to please everyone! Start at the park headquarter between Monteagle and Tracy City. Here there is a museum and lots of literature abou...  more »
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  • The lady is the visitors center was extremely friendly and helpful. She was able to give us a lot of information about the waterfalls in the park that we should see according to our hiking ability as well as other things to do in the area. There is so much to see and do in the park we'll have to come back many times to accomplish all we would like to do. We would highly recommend South Cumberland State Park. Happy hiking!
  • Absolutely beautiful place to hike. Highly recommended and I will definitely be back. The staff and park rangers were very helpful, friendly, and professional. The trails were very well maintained as well. Can't wait to visit again.
  • This state park has no marked trails at the visitors center. There must be another entrance to the park unfortunately this is where Google Maps took me.
  • Beautiful day for a ride the same as we did before last view
  • Great park with lots of long trails and places to explore. Also some streams to check out.
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