Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls

Monteagle, Tennessee

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The ultra-rugged valley known as Collins Gulf, part of Savage Gulf State Natural Area, is home to these exhilarating cataracts. You will leave the rim of the Cumberland Plateau, grabbing a view of Collins Gulf before leaving the rim to visit 40-foot Suter Falls, plus a pair of adjacent cataracts encased in a rough canyon. Continue down the widening gulf, a wildflower haven, to reach wide and powerful Horsepound Falls spilling over a ledge and into a sink. Collins Gulf has a lot to off er: cataracts, sinks, wildflowers, a water-carved canyon and sandstone overlooks, even an easy access campsite. There is plenty to see but the trails are rough, so allow ample time for your hike. Collins Gulf is one of the three canyons that together form a crow’s foot that comprises the heart of Savage Gulf State Natural Area.
Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

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Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

The ultra-rugged valley known as Collins Gulf, part of Savage Gulf State Natural Area, is home to these exhilarating cataracts. You will leave the rim of the Cumberland Plateau, grabbing a view of Collins Gulf before leaving the rim to visit 40-foot Suter Falls, plus a pair of adjacent cataracts encased in a rough canyon. Continue down the widening gulf, a wildflower haven, to reach wide and powerful Horsepound Falls spilling over a ledge and into a sink.

Collins Gulf has a lot to off er: cataracts, sinks, wildflowers, a water-carved canyon and sandstone overlooks, even an easy access campsite. There is plenty to see but the trails are rough, so allow ample time for your hike. Collins Gulf is one of the three canyons that together form a crow’s foot that comprises the heart of Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

© 2015 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monteagle
Distance: 5.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: South Cumberland State Park, 11745 US 41, Monteagle, TN 37356, (931) 924-2980, www.tnstateparks.com
Local Maps: Savage Gulf; USGS Collins
Driving Directions: Directions to Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls

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