State Park offers guided hike to Horsepound Falls

Horsepound Falls is located the the northeast corner of South Cumberland State Park in the Savage Gulf area. {Map courtesy of Friends of South Cumberland }

MONTEAGLE — The Mountain Laurel and other late spring wildflowers will be blooming. Creeks will be flowing and at your final destination, a gorgeous Tennessee waterfall. South Cumberland State Park officials plan an organized hike to Horsepound Falls on Saturday, June 20.

The strenuous to moderate hike will also pass by Suter Falls and the overlook on the way to the main falls. You’ll experience elevation changes and may need to navigate boulders, so be sure to wear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Snakes are always a possibility.

In case of rain, the trail could be muddy. Also, creek and river crossings may require up to knee-deep wading. Wet conditions could also create slick spots in the trail.

Both falls are located in the Savage Gulf area of South Cumberland State Park. Hikers should meet at the Collins West trail head located at 2689 55th Avenue North in Gruetil Lager, about an hour drive from Moore County. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page by clicking here. •

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