It’s almost time for the weather to warm up (can we just fast-forward to May?!) which means folks will be looking for a great place to visit during the more temperate months. Places like Cummins Falls and Radnor Lake are about to get crowded, you won’t be able to relax at Fall Creek Falls with all the visitors. If you make your way down Fiery Gizzard Trail, though – that’s where the magic happens.
Blue Hole Falls is located on the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park. The trail runs from Tracy City to Foster Falls, and is renowned for its beautiful and expansive hiking trails. The 12.5 mile hike offers some of the most beautiful wild and plant life Tennessee has to offer.
As you make your way down the trail, you may encounter 200-year-old hemlock trees, gorgeous rock formations or a break in the trees for scenic views. It's truly majestic.
Blue Hole Falls is aptly named for the stunningly blue pool it rushes into. It's a smaller waterfall, one that is set apart by the gorgeous coloring of its surroundings.
You can visit by walking the Grundy Day Loop trail, where you'll descend into Little Fiery Gizzard Creek. Take a short detour and follow the water, follow the creek towards a view that looks simply magical. Have you ever seen such a fairy tale-esque spot, tucked away in the wilderness?
Blue Hole is popular for hikers and swimmers alike, providing a moment of pure, chilled relief during the hot days of summer. Humidity on a hike is nothing compared to a quick cool-off. Be safe, though - we'd recommend not using the spot as a swimming hole alone or with young children.
The nice thing about the waterfall? It's only about a half mile down the trail, so you won't have to worry about scrambling down towards the waterfront at the very end of your trip. You can even shop up JUST to see this gorgeous spot. Have you visited?
South Cumberland State Park houses the Fiery Gizzard Trail, a facet of the park that is home to 636 types of vascular plants and an innumerable number of animals. There are four camping areas along the main trail, but don't forget - the Grundy Day Loop Trail is your ticket to the falls.