Taking a look inside Big South Fork’s increased visitation

Hard work yields results. That might be the best way to assess the current increase in visitation to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, which park superintendent...

BSF’s ‘Generations’ film wins award

BANDY CREEK — The National Association of Interpretation (NAI) has announced its 2017 Media Award winners, and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area orientation film, Generations,...

BSF offers ranger-led hike at Burnt Mill

BANDY CREEK — Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Burnt Mill Bridge Loop Trail on Saturday, Aug. 26, at...

BSF’s snake program offers ‘Go Big’ points

BANDY CREEK — Want to see a snake up close and learn about how it survives in the rough terrain of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

Hike of the week: Twin Arches

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Twin Arches In the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there are more spectacular geological formations than you can shake...

Hike of the week: Hazard Cave

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation gain: 179 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Hazard Cave Think of Pickett State Park as the old side of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Pickett — officially,...

Hike of the week: Frozen Head

From a perch high on the southern slope of Old Mac Mountain, the song of a wood thrush echoes through the tree tops as the small bird stays keenly...

Hike of the week: Parch Corn Creek

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation gain: 510 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous Trailhead: Duncan Hollow Some of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge hikes have featured overlooks, some waterfalls and some spectacular rock formations. This week’s hike...

Hike of the week: Blue Heron Loop

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Blue Heron When it comes to under-rated hiking trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there may be none...

Hike of the Week: Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation gain: 240 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Historic Rugby Participants of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge who have sweated out hikes to Hurricane Ridge, Angel Falls Overlook and along the Leatherwood Loop Trail the...

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