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40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland
by Russ Manning (The Mountaineers Books)
With 200-foot cliffs, Raven Point thrusts into the gorge, offering a panoramic view of Gizzard Cove. This route is a short alternative to hiking the Fiery Gizzard Trail to access Raven Point. Camping is available at the Raven Point Campsite.Climb over the fence stile where you see a sign for the Fiery Gizzard Trail. Step over a small stream, and then follow the path skirting the edge of the pasture to another fence stile just in the woods on your left at 0.1 mile. Here you join the Fiery Gizzard Trail (Hike 2). Turn right to climb over the stile and follow the trail to a junction at 0.3 mile. Raven Point Campsite lies to your right. The Dog Hole Trail (Hike 3) leads straight ahead. Turn left to head toward Raven Point.
I found this trail to be closed. I located the trailhead but instead of the "Welcome Hikers" sign described in the guide there are signs saying "No Trespassing, Private Property, No Hiking and No Parking." The signs are weathered and look like they have been there for a while. Raven Point is still accessible from The Grundy Forest and Foster Falls trailheads. It is just this particular shortcut that I found to be unavailable.
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