ElevationAscent: 1,097' 334 m
Descent: -979' -298 m
High: 1,878' 572 m
Low: 1,385' 422 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
Current trail conditions
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“A strenuous, 12.5 mile, one-way trail that is considered one of the top 25 trails in the US.”— John Mason Harbison
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Family Friendly Many campgrounds and swimming holes are available along this route for fun in the sun. Be advised that older kids will enjoy the adventure, but it might be too much for younger tots.
After traveling 2.5 miles, you'll come across a backcountry campsite. From there, you'll descend into a gorge and climb back up on the other side along the strenuous trail. You'll continue deep into the lush forest before coming into the Grundy forest. You can stop at Ravens Point, 5 miles to the Grundy Day Loop parking lot, for an unbelievable view.
Advance onto Sycamore Falls and where you'll find a few more stunning waterfalls, cascading streams and swimming holes. There's a slight incline on the way back towards the parking lot of the Grundy Forest.
Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks