Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Fiery Gizzard Trail

 4.5 (4)

10.7 Miles 17.3 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

811' 247 m

Ascent

-777' -237 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

1,868' 569 m

High

1,381' 421 m

Low

Conditions


Bad / Closed 51 days ago
Muddy, Fallen Trees - Landslide on mile 8, do not attempt this trail! Downed trees, unmarked route and dangerous overall. Not worth getting hurt History

Getting forecast...

Considered one of the top 25 trails in the U.S., this 11 mile trail is strenuous but rewarding.

John Mason Harbison

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

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.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#4052

Overall
  4.5 from 4 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#61

in Tennessee

#4,052

Overall
43 Views Last Month
1,225 Since Apr 15, 2016
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
25%
50%
25%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running