Hike of the Week: Maude’s Crack

Distance: 2.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 279 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Beginning and ending at Terry Cemetery off Divide Road in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Maude’s...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Distance: 3.6 miles (loop) Elevation gain: 150 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Bandy Creek For the second time in three weeks, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge visits one of the few farmsteads that have...

Hike of the Week: Pogue Creek Canyon

Distance: 1.7 miles (loop) Elevation gain: 267 ft.. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Pogue Creek Pogue Creek Canyon has been in the state’s hands for more than a decade, but it’s still brand-new as state...

BSF visitation increases in 2016

BANDY CREEK — Visitation to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area continues to increase, the national park announced last week. The BSF recorded 684,715 visits in 2016,...

Hike of the Week: Fall Branch Falls

Distance: 4.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 284 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Bandy Creek Swimming Pool The showcase of the John Litton Farm Loop Trail in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

BSF seeks volunteers for 2017

BANDY CREEK — If you have a special talent, are friendly and knowledgeable about the Big South Fork area, and perhaps enjoy working outside, then Big South Fork NRRA...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Distance: 1.43 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 99 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Colditz Cove State Natural Area Almost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch Creek drainage, you...

Hike of the week: Angel Falls

Distance: 3.48 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 72 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Leatherwood Ford It is the most popular hiking trail in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. In fact, Angel Falls...

O&W Bridge to temporarily close for repairs

Efforts to repair the historic O&W Bridge will commence Monday, March 6, and will take approximately three weeks to complete.  This project is funded by the State of Tennessee,...

BSF to waive fees to celebrate MLK Day

BANDY CREEK — Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been designated as a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize...

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