Inside the South Cumberland State Park lies the beautiful 60ft Foster Falls. A quick 45 minute drive from Chattanooga will land you in Sequatchie, TN where the hike begins. You can either take the short route from the parking lot to the overlook and down to the swinging bridge, or for more of a challenge follow Fiery Gizzard Trail to Climber's Access 2. We missed the access the first time, bringing our total hike to 4.5 miles. On the Fiery Gizzard trail, you will have many different viewpoints of the falls. Once at the Climber's Access, you can watch sport climbers ascend the incredible walls.
The terrain varies between even to uneven and does involve rock scrambling if you continue on past Climber's Access along Fiery Gizzard trail. If hiking from the parking lot directly to the falls, the distance is 1.6 miles RT and an easy hike, but uneven terrain.
We had the falls to ourselves for a little bit, but I can imagine this being a very crowded place during the summer. There is also camping available.
Driving info: 498 Foster Falls Road
Sequatchie, TN 37374
Open year round. Large parking lot. Restrooms at trailhead.