North Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 1,779 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,702 feet.
North Rim Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The 6.3-mile North Rim Trail and the 7.1-mile North Plateau Trail combine to provide a walk with little elevation change that loops by numerous overlooks of Savage Gulf. The North Rim Trail has more overlooks than any other trail on the South Cumberland. From these viewpoints, you’ll see the confluence of tributary gorges with Savage Gulf, old-growth forest in the bottom of the gorge, the scars of avalanches, and the junction of the three gulfs that make up the state natural area. Hobbs Cabin, at the junction of the North Rim Trail with the North Plateau Trail, may be used for overnight stays, first come, first served; tent camping is also available there and at the Dinky Line Camp Area. The North Plateau Trail passes over Cagle Knobs and toward the end follows the old Dinky Line logging railroad grade; dinky referred to the narrow gauge of the rail line."
--Russ Manning, 40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland (The Mountaineers Books).
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