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Fiery Gizzard Trail, Tracy City

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The Fiery Gizzard Trail runs from Tracy City, Tennessee to Foster Falls in Marion County, Tennessee. It is renowned for its beauty and diversity, cited by Backpacker magazine as one of the top 25 hiking trails in the United States. The 12.5-mile (20.1 km) trail offers scenic views, waterfalls, rock formations, and hemlock trees over 200 years old.
The trail follows Fiery Gizzard Creek for a time, then ascends 500 feet (150 m) to Raven Point which offers a "spectacular overlook." From there, the trail runs along the canyon rim to Foster Falls.
The trail is part of the South Cumberland State Park.
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  • Hiked the trail on 2/20/21. Started at 8:40 am. About ~ a mile in (maybe a bit less), there's a bridge you're supposed to cross to the left over the river. The bridge is out, but just a little bit... 
    Hiked the trail on 2/20/21. Started at 8:40 am. About ~ a mile in (maybe a bit less), there's a bridge you're supposed to cross to the left over the river. The bridge is out, but just a little bit...  more »
  • Us Goats (7 women who have been doing grueling trails across the US) loved the Fiery Gizzard. It was definitely challenging, lots of tree roots and unstable terrain but overall a beautiful trail... 
    Us Goats (7 women who have been doing grueling trails across the US) loved the Fiery Gizzard. It was definitely challenging, lots of tree roots and unstable terrain but overall a beautiful trail...  more »
  • The scenery is stunning & picture postcard perfect. The trails are well marked (follow the small orange signs on trees), can be very rugged. Watch for large rocks & tree trunks hidden under fallen.....  more
    The scenery is stunning & picture postcard perfect. The trails are well marked (follow the small orange signs on trees), can be very rugged. Watch for large rocks & tree trunks hidden under fallen.....  more »

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