South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties; Grundy, Franklin, Marion, and Sequatchie. In the Grundy Forest area (Tracy City), lies one of the best short hikes in the entire park or possibly the state… the Grundy Day Loop Trail, which is the gateway to the famed “Fiery Gizzard”.
Starting at the Fiery Gizzard Trailhead (Google Maps) The Grundy Day Loop Trail is a total of 2.2 miles with an elevation of 200 ft. It follows both the Fiery Gizzard Creek and Little Gizzard Creek for much of it’s route and includes several waterfalls, swimming holes, and tumbling cascades. Hiking with 3 children and making plenty of stops to take in the scenery and snap photos, it took a little under 2 hours to complete.