South Cumberland SP, Fiery Gizzard Trail out and back to Ravens Point
via the Dog Hole Trail, 10.6 total miles, difficult. The whole trail is on natural turf in the woods. You will see large rock formations, beautiful creeks, waterfalls, and spectacular views. The first 2 miles or so are strenuous. Trekking poles and hiking shoes are recommended. The Fiery Gizzard Trail starts on top of the plateau and goes down into a deep rocky gulf. At 1.7 miles you leave the Fiery Gizzard Trail and take the 2.6 mile Dog Hole Trail. It leads out of the gulf on a 0.25 mile steep slippery incline to the top of the plateau. From this point to Ravens Point the trail is moderate too easy. The Dog Hole trail meets the Fiery Gizzard Trail again at the spur trail to Ravens Point. The Ravens Point spur is just under a half mile, each way and is easy. Ravens Point has a 270-degree panoramic view of beautiful rugged terrain. There is a restroom at the trail head. Dogs are welcome if on a leash. Bring you lunch. Meet 7 a.m. CDT at the new Exit 11 Park and Ride. ∼131 miles to trail head; Contact Paul Schwab 931-801-9484.