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...

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...

Hike of the week: Twin Arches

Distance: 6.0 milesElevation gain: 550 ft.Difficulty: ModerateTrailhead: Twin ArchesIn the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there are more spectacular geological...

Hike of the week: Hazard Cave

Distance: 2.4 milesElevation gain: 179 ft.Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Hazard CaveThink of Pickett State Park as the old side of the Big South Fork National River...

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...

Hike of the week: Parch Corn Creek

Distance: 7.1 milesElevation gain: 510 ft.Difficulty: StrenuousTrailhead: Duncan HollowSome of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge hikes have featured overlooks, some waterfalls and some spectacular...

Hike of the week: Blue Heron Loop

Distance: 6.4 milesElevation gain: 640 ft.Difficulty: ModerateTrailhead: Blue HeronWhen it comes to under-rated hiking trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

Hike of the Week: Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole

Distance: 2.1 milesElevation gain: 240 ft.Difficulty: ModerateTrailhead: Historic RugbyParticipants of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge who have sweated out hikes to Hurricane Ridge, Angel Falls Overlook and along...

A step-by-step guide to Hurricane Ridge hike

The Hurricane Ridge hike is the destination of Week 14 of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge. At 5.6 miles, the hike is rated strenuous...

Hike of the week: Hurricane Ridge

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