Hike of the week: Hurricane Ridge

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation gain: 570 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous Trailhead: O&W Bridge NOTE: This hike includes several unsigned turns. Please print our side-by-side illustrated guide by clicking here, and use it on your...

Conway to appear at 'Haunting' event

BANDY CREEK — Eustace Conway, a regular on The History Channel’s popular reality show, “Mountain Men,” will take the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Haunting in...

Hike of the week: Leatherwood Loop

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: East Rim At 3.6 miles in length, Leatherwood Loop is far from the longest hiking trail that is included in the Twenty Week...

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...

BSF to assess wagon use on O&W

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } The National Park Service will begin a pilot project to assess the use of horse-drawn wagons on the O&W trail in the Big South...

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: 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...

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...

Fee hike proposed for Bandy Creek group camps

BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is proposing a fee increase for the group campgrounds at Bandy Creek, the park announced Wednesday. Citing an...

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