Tennessee Heights and Underground Sights
Explore the stunning natural beauty of Tennessee Heights and Savage Gulf Stone Door, including a moderate two-mile hike with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Collins River BBQ offers the opportunity to indulge in some of the best barbeque in the state, a must-try for any foodie.
A unique opportunity to explore a fascinating underground world filled with geological wonders and rich history.
- Perfect for nature lovers and adventurers looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Tennessee, as well as anyone interested in geology and local history.
Tennessee Heights and Underground Sights
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the scenic beauty of Tennessee and the mysterious underground sights with XPLR Tours. This guided tour promises an exciting day filled with adventure, history, and great food.
The tour kicks off with a meet-up point in Nashville, where visitors gather to begin their exploration. From there, the group sets off towards Stone Door at Savage Gulf State Park, a breathtaking natural wonder that has captivated visitors for centuries. As you make your way through the the trail, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world.
Upon arriving at the Stone Door, you’ll be awestruck by the massive rock formations that seem to rise up from the earth. The two-mile moderate hike to the Stone Door offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, making it the perfect opportunity to capture some amazing photographs.
After the hike, the group will head to Collins River BBQ in McMinnville, Tennessee, a beloved local restaurant where visitors can indulge in some of the best barbecue in the state. The food is paid individually, so visitors can choose their own menu items and enjoy a hearty meal before continuing on the tour.
Next up is Cumberland Caverns, a fascinating cave that has captivated adventurers for generations. This natural wonder is home to a range of geological formations that are sure to leave you spellbound. Visitors will embark on a guided tour of the caverns, which offers insight into the history and geology of the site.
As the tour concludes, the group will make its way back to Nashville, arriving in the late afternoon. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures, all while taking in the scenic beauty of the area.
From the stunning natural beauty of Savage Gulf Stone Door to the mysterious depths of Cumberland Caverns, this tour is sure to leave a lasting impression. And, of course, no visit to Tennessee would be complete without indulging in some delicious barbecue at Collins River BBQ. So pack your bags and get ready for an exciting journey through one of the most beautiful and intriguing parts of the United States.
7:45 AM – Meet at 1451 Elm Hill Pike STE. 164 in Nashville, TN
8:00 AM – Depart for Savage Gulf Stone Door
10:00 AM – Arrive at Stone Door (2 mile moderate hike round trip)
11:15 AM – Head to Collins River BBQ (Paid Individually)
12:30 PM – Depart for Cumberland Caverns
1:15 PM – Guided tour of Cumberland Caverns
3:00 PM – Head Back To Nashville
5:00 PM – Arrive in Nashville
What is the group size of a tour?
The group size can depend on the navigator, but for this tour, having groups of 12 people or less per vehicle helps to best create a small-group adventure.
How crowded does it get at the stops?
While we can’t predict the crowds, our navigators know the best times to visit the stops on this tour to ensure you have the space and time to enjoy your surroundings.
Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
At this time, we cannot guarantee that individuals that need accommodations will be able to take this specific tour because of the nature of the trail at Stone Door or the Cumberland Caverns. The first half mile of the Stone Door Trail is ADA approved and has an ADA approved overlook. Beyond that, much of the other places we will visit are not ADA approved trails. Our vans, however, cannot accommodate for wheelchairs.
What should I bring on the tour?
XPLR Tours will provide snacks and water. Please bring money for lunch at Collin Rivers BBQ (around $10-$20 per person for lunch), close-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a camera.
Can you accommodate dietary needs and restrictions on this tour?
If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance so that we can coordinate with Collins River BBQ. Their menu is located on their website. We will typically have coolers and can store a lunch that you may bring if you cannot be accommodated by the restaurant.
Who is this tour suitable for?
This is the ideal tour for families, couples, friends and friend groups, and solo travelers. We welcome ages 9 and up (over 57 inches tall for kids per Tennessee State Law) on this tour, and with just 12 people per vehicle, this is a family-friendly tour.
How much walking do you do on the tour?
This tour allows people to explore at their fitness and comfort level. Throughout the day, we make a handful of stops for people to get out and enjoy the lush and unique landscapes of Tennessee. All walks are optional, but the longest hike will be the Stone Door trail, which is a moderate hike, and just over two miles roundtrip.
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