Hike of the Week: Honey Creek Loop

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation gain: 900 ft. Difficulty: Difficult Trailhead: Honey Creek If visitors are going to drive to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area to hike just one trail,...

Report: Local tourism revenue still growing

Tourist activity generated $11.13 million in Scott County in 2015, according to a newly-released study by the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association. That number reflects money that was generated by...

Hike of the week: Slave Falls

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation gain: 150 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Sawmill As the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge hits its halfway mark, it travels back to Divide Road on the western side of the...

Hike of the Week: John Muir to O&W

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation gain: 100 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Leatherwood Most people who hike the John Muir Trail, the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s long-distance trail that honors the...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation gain: 200 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Burnt Mill As the crow flies, and even as the deer walks, Burnt Mill Loop isn’t far from Honey Creek Loop in the...

Hike of the Week: Middle Creek Loop

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation gain: 388 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Middle Creek The reaction of first-timers to Middle Creek Nature Loop, once they have completed the 3.5-mile hike, is often the same: “This...

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,...

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