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Grundy Forest Day Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (14)

A rocky trail with cascading streams and multiple waterfalls.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Loop

1,892' 577 m

High

1,766' 538 m

Low

147' 45 m

Up

140' 43 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly Camping availability and swimming holes make this shorter loop perfect for the whole family.

Description

From the parking lot, start down the track into the Grundy Forest. You'll shortly reach the cascading stream that follows the trail, surrounded by ancient trees. You'll descend down the rocky trail and come across the Blue Hole Falls. After about a mile, you'll come to a separate trail that leads you to Sycamore Falls and the Fiery Gizzard Trail. Staying on the Grundy loop, you'll make your way around to Hanes Hole Falls, which could be a great swimming hole in the hot summer months. Moving forward, the trail ascends back up to a campground and towards the parking lot.

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Shared By:

John Mason Harbison

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  4.3 from 14 votes

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Photos

A cascade along Fiery Gizzard.
Apr 28, 2016 near Tracy City, TN
Waterfall in the Grundy Forest along the Fiery Gizzard Trail.
Apr 12, 2016 near Tracy City, TN
A massive rock-overhang on Fiery Gizzard.
Apr 28, 2016 near Tracy City, TN

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Nov 20, 2022
MIchael Wright
Wasn't able to complete the entire loop because the signage wasn't clear. The half we saw along the creek was beautiful though. 2mi
May 30, 2021
Bryanna McFarland
Nice hiking trail 2.4mi — 1h 21m
Oct 15, 2018
Travis Shake
Nice Trail with lots to see! Beautiful hike along the mountain stream. There are some narrow spots & a lot of rocks & roots. 1.8mi
Apr 28, 2018
Scott Cavanaugh
Aug 26, 2017
Marti M.
2mi
Mar 28, 2017
Missy Edwards
Mar 18, 2017
Missy Edwards
One of my favorite hikes of all time!!!
Dec 3, 2016
Andrew Burns