Grundy Forest State Natural Area
Grundy Forest is a 234-acre natural area located inGrundyCounty. The natural area serves as the northern trailhead of the Fiery Gizzard Trail that connects with the TVA Foster Falls Small Wild Area at the southern trailhead 12 miles away which is considered a strenuous hike.
The area features cascading streams, waterfalls, rockhouses, rock formations, hemlock cove forest, dry upland pine forest, and steep cliffs. Several waterfalls can be found including Hanes Hole Falls, Blue Hole Falls(10 feet) and Sycamore Falls(12 feet). The cool gorge also contains the Cave Springs Rock House, where nearby there stands a 500-year-old hemlock. Other interesting features include a five-feet-wide by 30-feet-deep gorge named theBlackCanyon, and the Chimney Rocks, which are rock formations that range from 25 to 60 feet tall. The area is recognized for its diversity of wildflowers, mosses and liverworts, and its wildlife.
Activities/Amenities: Birding, Botanizing, Scenic Views. The parking area has a manned ranger station, restrooms, and a picnic area. Nearby Tracey City offers some amenities as well as historic interpretation.
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351 Fiery Gizzard Road
Tracey City, TN 37387
Phone: 931) 924-5353
- Tea on the Mountain, 1 miles away
- Grundy County Heritage Center Museum, 1 miles away
- Dutch Made Bakery, 1 miles away
- Henry Flurry & Sons, 1.1 miles away
- Grundy Lakes State Park, 2.1 miles away