Foster Falls Overlook Trail

Marion County, Tennessee

Elevation Gain30ft
Trailhead Elevation1,755ft
Elevation Min/Max1738/1755ft
Elevation Start/End1755/1755ft

Foster Falls Overlook Trail

Foster Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Marion County, Tennessee. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 1,755 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 30 feet. Near the trailhead there are a parking, restrooms, and shelter. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Climbers Loop.

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Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"Take the Fiery Gizzard Trail to 60-foot Foster Falls, then walk the rim of Little Gizzard Gulf. Vistas open of the deeply carved valley where rock bluffs contrast forested hills. Reach Laurel Branch Overlook, one of many vistas, also passing rain-dependent waterfalls diving into the gorge below. Backtrack, then make a rugged loop below the gorge rim. Reach the large plunge pool and the base of Foster Falls to yet another view of the cascade before finishing the hike."
Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"This beauty of a cataract is located on a TVA small wild area. Foster Falls swoons 60 feet off naked rock into a massive catch pool from which rise sheer walls. Trails allow you to view the waterfall from numerous vantages. Little Gizzard Creek is the mother stream of Foster Falls. The name stuck but the story behind the moniker Foster Falls has been lost to time. The hike en route to your first overlook of Foster Falls is easy, walking the rim of Fiery Gizzard Gulf. Next, view the falls from their base and check out the gigantic plunge pool. You have to go below the rim of Little Gizzard Creek gulf, into irregular yet geologically intriguing terrain. You will pass along the base of sheer clifflines, through boulder jumbles and under rockhouses."

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Trail Information

Marion County
Nearby City
Foster Falls Small Wild Area, 498 Foster Rd., Sequatchie, TN 37374, (423) 942-9987,
Local Contacts
Fiery Gizzard Trail; USGS White City
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