South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle

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#63 of 140 in Nature in Tennessee
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South Cumberland State Park is a state park in the middle and southeast portions of Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau.

The park is one of Tennessee's newer state parks, established in 1978. It is a collection of nine discrete tracts scattered across Franklin, Marion, Grundy and Sequatchie counties, totaling approximately 30,899 acres (as of 2020). Twelve trailheads provide hiking access to most sections of the park, which protects a series of unique ecosystems on the escarpments and in the ravines of the Southern Cumberland Plateau. There are over a dozen large waterfalls in the park, the tallest of which is Foster Falls, in Marion County.
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  • Visited four separate areas of this large, and very scenic multisite state park. Enjoyed the trails and waterfalls at the Fiery Gizzard and Stone Door areas, and the tranquil Grundy Lakes site. Even.....  more
    Visited four separate areas of this large, and very scenic multisite state park. Enjoyed the trails and waterfalls at the Fiery Gizzard and Stone Door areas, and the tranquil Grundy Lakes site. Even.....  more »
  • Beautiful park with an abundance of trails and waterfalls. Recommend stopping in the main visitors center to get maps, directions, and ask about entry points to match your skill level. The Foster... 
    Beautiful park with an abundance of trails and waterfalls. Recommend stopping in the main visitors center to get maps, directions, and ask about entry points to match your skill level. The Foster...  more »
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  • Loved this park. So many waterfalls and places to take a break or go off trail and explore. Would easily go back any chance id get.
  • Me & my brother checked out the visitor's center area of the South Cumberland State Park for the very first time after coming from Winchester, TN of High on the Hog Festival which is just the cook off in vendors tent & it was awesome to check out one of the youngest parks in the state of Tennessee.

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