Location: Eastern Tennessee
Trip Starts: Savage Ranger Station
Trip Ends: Savage Ranger Station
Total Distance: 4.2 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Savage Day Loop, South Rim Trails
Trail Traffic: None
Trip Type: Overnight Hike
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South Cumberland Recreation Area


South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks and almost all of it lies atop the Cumberland Plateau. The park is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41 where visitors can get information, directions, and trail maps for their hike.

This overnight backpacking trip to Savage Falls starts at the Savage Ranger Station and follows a well marked trail across two suspension bridges to the Savage Falls Campsite. From here, it is a short walk to the falls where the stream is also the water source for the campsite. We did a side hike to Rattlesnake Point to view the eastern arm of Savage Gulf which which made this a 4+ mile backtrack hike.

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