On very few hikes anywhere can you see so much in such a short distance. Rock overhangs, waterfalls, and huge hemlocks . . . all along a trail built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The basic trail is a loop, but if you add an out-and-back to Sycamore Falls and the Dog Hole portion of the Fiery GizzardTrail, the total distance will be 3.6 miles.
Grundy Forest is a small area that was donated by the town fathers of Tracy City in the 1930s in order to qualify for a CCC camp, and in order to set aside the area with trails. Fiery Gizzard Creek cuts through the top of the Cumberland Plateau, and the trail follows the creek downward through rock gardens, by overhangs, and alongside the creek, with numerous waterfalls and cascades. Quickly, after leaving the parking lot, you step off into a beautiful and lush small canyon, where cascades, tall trees, huge hemlocks, and craggy rock overhangs are the norm.