South Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 1,754 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,805 feet. The Stage Road camp site can be seen along the trail.
South Rim Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This plateau-top trail passes above Savage Falls then skirts the south rim of Savage Gulf, offering a number of outstanding gulf views. Along the rim, the trail passes above the old-growth forest in the depths of the gulf. Camping is available at Savage Falls Camp Area and Stage Road Camp Area.From the beginning of the South Rim Trail at its junction with the Savage Day Loop, descend to cross Savage Creek on a suspension bridge. The old Werner logging railroad grade runs up the bank straight ahead, but the trail leads right, joins the old Savage Falls road for a few feet, and turns right again passing beneath a canopy of rhododendron along the cascading Savage Creek."
--Russ Manning, 40 Hikes In Tennessee's South Cumberland (The Mountaineers Books).
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