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...

BSF seeks volunteers for 2017

BANDY CREEK — If you have a special talent, are friendly and knowledgeable about the Big South Fork area, and perhaps enjoy working outside,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: Fall Branch Falls

Distance: 4.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 284 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Bandy Creek Swimming Pool The showcase of the John Litton Farm Loop Trail in the Big South...

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...
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