Savage Falls – Savage Gulf SNA

This was our last day in Savage Gulf. Today was a drive day (from Manchester to Reliance TN). On the way, we hiked to Savage Falls in Savage Gulf State Natural Area (part of South Cumberland State Park). This was our 6th waterfall in our four days of hiking in Savage Gulf. We didn’t get …

Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls – Collins West Trailhead – Savage Gulf SNA

We spent 4 days in Savage Gulf State Natural Area and my favorite day was when we hiked up to Suter Falls and Horespound Falls. We entered the trail at the Collins West Trailhead and headed towards Suter Falls. The area that Suter Falls is in is absolutely stunning (and massive). It didn’t feel like …

Greeter Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

We spent a few days exploring Savage Gulf State Natual Area. This is part of South Cumberland State Park which has to be my favorite Tennessee State Park. Today’s hike was short and sweet. We hiked to Blue Hole, and to Greeter Falls (both upper and lower). We’d planned to go to Boardtree Falls and …

Hiking Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Manchester, TN

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, in Manchester, TN. was our home base for about a week as we hiked in the surrounding area of Tennessee. One afternoon when we got rained out of our plan we explored this state park’s 2000-year-old earthworks Native American fort, two rivers (Duck River and Little Duck River), and …

Stone Door + Laurel Falls + Ranger Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area in South Cumberland SP

This video is SAVAGE…Savage Gulf State Natural Area that is! We headed up to Beersheba Springs, TN for a few days of hiking in the Savage Gulf part of South Cumberland State Park. This state park is already way up my favorite Tennessee State Park list and this hike just solidified it further. We hiked …

Cloudland Canyon Georgia State Park

Emily and I finished out our Spring Break trip with some walk-in tent camping at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia. We survived our first joint tent camping experience (cold). The next day we explored the park’s trail system and beautiful waterfalls. Many great views, a couple of waterfalls, and many steps made for a …

Stone Mountain Park (near Atlanta Georgia)…Climbing Stone Mountain!

We started our Spring Break with snow and freezing temperatures. We were supposed to tent camp at Stone Mountain Park (near Atlanta, Georgia) but we canceled that and opted for indoors (and heat). On the way there we stopped off in Chattanooga and picked up Molly for our week-long road trip. We didn’t let the …

Hiking The Fiery Gizzard Trail To Raven’s Point – South Cumberland State Park – Tracy City, TN

The Fiery Gizzard Trail up to Raven’s Point is one of Tennessee’s finest hikes. I also think it is one of the harder ones. The trail is part of the South Cumberland State Park, near Tracy City, TN. I have hiked part of this trail before with my friend back in 2015. I remembered, from …

Hiking Foster Falls (and Climber’s Loop) – South Cumberland State Park – Sequatchie, TN

We got into town for our hike on the Fiery Gizzard Trail (the next day). We drove up to the south end of that trail and visited Foster Falls (since we wouldn’t be making it to that point on our long hike). We hiked to the bottom of the falls (beautiful) and then took another …

Cumberland Trail State Park – Grassy Cove Segment – Black Mountain Section (Crossville, TN)

I had no idea this was a thing. It is kinda like a little mini Appalachian Trail (for front country hikers). Hey…that’s me?!?! The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park manages the Cumberland Trail (a State Scenic Trail). The Cumberland Trail follows a line of high ridges and deep gorges lying along Tennessee’s Cumberland …