“Considered one of the top 25 trails in the U.S., this 11 mile trail is strenuous but rewarding.
— John Mason Harbison
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife
Follow along the Fiery Gizzard
Creek, chasing waterfalls, experience stunning overlooks and work your way through old growth forests. Beginning at the Foster Falls parking lot, witness the 60 foot waterfall at the start. From the overlook, go to the right and cross the bridge to start the trail. Go deep into the old growth forest, coming across many creeks that fall off the ledge. Don't worry there are bridge crossings for each creek and the views atop the waterfalls are stunning.
After traveling 2.5 miles, you'll come across a backcountry campsite. From there, you'll descend into the gorge and back up along the strenuous trail. You'll go 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 before the trail joins the Grundy Forest Day Loop
. Go right or left and you'll come across stunning waterfalls, cascading streams and swimming holes. There's a slight incline on the way back towards the parking lot of the Grundy Forest.