South Rim Trail

South Cumberland Recreation Area, Tennessee

Distance5.0mi
Elevation Gain1,805ft
Trailhead Elevation1,754ft
Top1,861ft
Elevation Min/Max1710/1861ft
Elevation Start/End1754/1754ft

South Rim Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Collins Rim Trail, Camp Access, Savage Day Loop and Stagecoach Road Historic 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."

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6/18/2010
Good trail very well maintained and marked with signage and trail markers. Failry easy as far as not a lot of inclines but at a total of 16 miles round trip I would not say it is "easy'. Some nice overlooks as well as Savage falls at the beginning 2 miles or so.This is also a great place to cool off on the return. I would recommend this hike and it is not as difficult as Collins Gulf that isd near this trail. One more trail down in my quest to do all the trails in the savage gulf/south cumberland recreation area.
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10/1/2007
This trail is fairly nice but great views into the gulf are few and far between (at least in summer with full foliage) compared to Big Creek Rim.
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Trail Information

South Cumberland Recreation Area
Nearby City
South Cumberland Recreation Area
Parks
Easy
Skill Level
Savage Gulf State Natural Area
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Sep 2018