Honey Creek: Rugged terrain makes for spectacular hike

ROBBINS — Late winter and early spring is one of the premier times of year for hiking. And when it comes to hiking in the Big South Fork NRRA,...

Caves aplenty in Big South Fork region

Are there caves in Scott County? The obvious answer is yes, although the word “cave” is open to varying interpretations. In the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there...

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...

Johnson City man dies in BSF accident

ROBBINS — A 25-year-old Johnson City man died late Sunday from injuries he sustained a day earlier in a near-drowning accident in the Big South Fork National River &...

Back Yard: The view from the end of the trail

There are no pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. But at the end of the trail, sometimes, are true treasures. One of those is at the end...

Back Yard: Clear Fork loop is underrated adventure in BSF

Ask most seasoned hikers of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area to name their top five trails in the 125,000-acre national park, and most won’t include...

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...

BSF offers cemetery assistance

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area will provide assistance this weekend for family members wishing to visit remote cemeteries and do minor cleanup of graves of...

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...

BSF establishes 'trailkeeper' program

  The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has started a new volunteer activity called the Trail Keepers program for people who love the park’s trails and want...

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