Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee

#69 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · State Park
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  • If you live within 3 hours of this area you own it to yourself to visit. Smooth ridge trails, rugged connector trails and beautiful canyon trails are all available along with some beautiful...  more »
  • Savage Gulf State Natural Area is home to Greeter Falls. It's an amazing waterfall that has plenty of room for swimming at the base. We were there on a Sunday afternoon in early summer (last week of.....  more »
  • Miles of hiking trails. Beautiful waterfalls. Area is crowded on summertime. Popular among locals and people from out of town. Camping sites available. Cant wait to come back on the fall.
  • This was the most tranquil place I have ever been. It is quite a hike down because it isn't like there is a paved trail. Some of it is flat ground. Some is hiking through woods. There are 2×4's in some places but they are not steps. They are more for you to be able to ground yourself. The trees and roots are your friends because you can hold onto the trees and the roots help you not to slide down. There is a steep spiral staircase at one point and a kind of steep set of stairs at the end before a very large and steep rock that you can walk down if you are good at side stepping or there was a log along that I just sat and used my feet to slowly slide down, and I walked on the log on the way up. The water was crystal clear and shallow in some places but deep in others. But remember what goes down, must go back up and it takes twice as much to get up. Bring a backpack with towels, water, and sandwiches because you might want to stay longer than planned. Also a first aid kit is always a must on a hike. Water shoes are optional but I would wear them. The bottom is all rocks. No sand.

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