Hike Collins West with Holly Taylor (5-6 miles, strenuous, Gruetli-Laager, TN)

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Collins Gulf Parking Lot

2689 55th Ave. · Gruetli-Laager, tn

How to find us

Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 11:00 a.m. eastern

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Join ranger/naturalist Holly Taylor for a 5 to 6 mile out-and-back hike in the Collins Gulf, part of Savage Gulf State Natural Area/South Cumberland State Recreation Area.

Meeting Time: 11:00 A.M. eastern
Meeting Place: Collin's Gulf Parking Lot:[masked]th Ave, Gruetli-Laager, 37339
Estimated drive time from Chattanooga: 1 hour
Hike Distance: 5 to 6 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 4 to 5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous
Hike Leader: Holly Taylor, Tennessee State Parks
Notes: Dogs on a leash okay; no restrooms at trailhead
Full Savage Gulf trail map: https://www.friendsofsouthcumberland.org/uploads/8/3/1/4/83144530/savage-gulf.pdf

This hike will showcase some absolutely beautiful rock formations in both the sandstone and limestone layers of the Cumberland Plateau as well as some stunning water features such as Suter Falls, Horsepound Falls, and Fall Creek Sink. There are lots of rocks and roots along this hike as well as some moderate elevation change so please come prepared with plenty of water, food, and sturdy footwear.

Remember! Meet at 10:00 am central/11:00 a.m. eastern at Collins Gulf Parking Lot:[masked]th Ave, Gruetli-Laager, 37339. GPS[masked],[masked]

On TN Hwy 108 in Gruetli-Laager, watch for the small brown "Collins West" sign at 55th Avenue. Turn left and follow 55th Ave. to the end (2.7 miles). The parking area and trailhead are directly in front of you.

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