We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice place”

South Cumberland Recreation Area
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Monteagle
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Miles of trails and scenic areas.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This park had a few short, but moderate hikes to 2 nice trail ends that we took. There were more trails to hike, but the kids could only tolerate these 2 being they were both around a mile each. One of the trails ended at some rapids along the river that the kids could get in and play around in. The next trail end ended at a gorgeous waterfall; however, that trail has some strenuous parts if you bring the kiddos along. The whole park is spread out all over the plateau but there are trails and waterfalls everywhere. We intend to go back again this summer.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Jacquie-David
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    11
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Parks”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

When I first moved this area this is one place I really enjoyed taking my family. My kids are grown now and still going to visit Foster Falls. We have used the facilities in Monteagle many times for family functions, church functions and many other group functions. All great!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Ken S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Monteagle, TN
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best State Park in Tennessee”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The South Cumberland Recreation Area attracts devotees from all across the country because of its diversity of activities. There are streams, waterfalls, wooded hikes, bluff hikes and canyon hikes in addition to superior camping facilities

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank JlharTen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tennessee
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So much to do here!”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

There is really so much to do here! Trails, caves, waterfalls, coke ovens, forests, swimming, boating, camping, swimming, and a ton of local history. This park encompasses several counties and everything is within about 30 minutes each other. Stay in Monteagle and and make a weekend of it!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Seth L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ft.Myers, Fl.
Level Contributor
121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great hiking area”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Well marked trails , very scenic with great sounds from the river. There are lots of roots on the short loop trail of the Firey Gizzard

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Ft_Myers_Fl_BigBill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed South Cumberland Recreation Area also viewed

 

Been to South Cumberland Recreation Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing