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Fiery Gizzard Trail, South Cumberland State Park

  • 10/09/2021
  • 6:30 AM
  • Lenoir City Cracker Barrel, 325 Fort Loudon Medical Center Drive, Lenoir City

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The Fiery Gizzard loop trail in Grundy County, TN, is considered one of the most beautiful and diverse trails in the country, rated #25 in the USA by Backpacker Magazine. With Sycamore Falls, the Blue Hole, Ravens Point overlook, and more, the hike is visually stunning, but strenuous. It will be a long drive (about 2.5 hrs. one way) from the Knoxville area to Tracy City, TN. The hike is about an 11.4 mile loop; we will not hike all the way to Foster Falls, but turn around at Anderson Falls. Rated difficult. Meet at Lenoir City Cracker Barrel, 325 Fort Loudon Medical Center Drive, Lenoir City at 6:30am. 280 miles, RT {@.05/mile= $14.00}. Depending on our time, inclination, and availability of outdoor seating, some may want to stop in Chattanooga for dinner.

Pre-registration with the leaders is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Leaders: Diane Petrilla, 931-224-5149, petrillad@gmail.com and Amanda Beal, amandaw455@gmail.com



For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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