South Cumberland State Park

Area Waterfall

View of one many falls found in the park

Monteagle, TN


South Cumberland Park is made up of ten regions that are located in over 4 counties.  These ten regions diverse topography offers something for just about any outdoor enthusiast.  While Carter State Natural Area is known for Lost Cove Cave and Savage Gulf for its Stone Door, these are only a small taste for what awaits on the many hiking trails found in South Cumberland State Park.  Along the hiking trails in South Cumberland State Park there are many waterfalls, bluff views, stone formations, and a wide variety of plants such as a Pink Lady Slipper.  The South Cumberland Visitor Center is a great place to get more information about hiking trails, obtain a hiking map, and view some of the beautiful photos taken within the park boundaries.

South Cumberland State Park

Activities: Hiking, Photography, Walking, Picnicking, Camping, Swimming
Location: Franklin, Marion, Grundy and Sequatchie counties
Directions: Take US 64 to US 41, the Visitors center is located on the left side of the road between Monteagle and Tracy City
Trails: Carter State Natural Area, Collins Gulf, Fiery Gizzard, Foster Falls, Greeter Falls, Grundy Forest, Grundy Lakes, Hawkins Cove Natural Area, Savage Gulf (Stone Door Ranger Station and Savage Gulf Ranger Station), Sewanee Natural Bridge
Topography: Hardwood forest, bluffs, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural bridge
Hiking Information: Some trails are very rocky, narrow, or have exposed tree roots.
Trail Map: Available at the South Cumberland Visitors Center on 41 between Monteagle and Tracy City
Photo Album:

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Page Updated: April 4, 2004