Hike of the Week: Maude’s Crack

Distance: 2.4 miles (in-and-out)Elevation gain: 279 ft.Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Terry CemeteryBeginning and ending at Terry Cemetery off Divide Road in the Big South Fork National...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Distance: 3.6 miles (loop)Elevation gain: 150 ft.Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Bandy CreekFor the second time in three weeks, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge visits one of...

Hike of the Week: Pogue Creek Canyon

Distance: 1.7 miles (loop)Elevation gain: 267 ft..Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Pogue CreekPogue Creek Canyon has been in the state’s hands for more than a decade, but...

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...

Hike of the Week: Fall Branch Falls

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

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,...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Distance: 1.43 miles (in-and-out)Elevation gain: 99 ft.Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Colditz Cove State Natural AreaAlmost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the...

Hike of the week: Angel Falls

Distance: 3.48 miles (in-and-out)Elevation gain: 72 ft.Difficulty: EasyTrailhead: Leatherwood FordIt is the most popular hiking trail in the Big South Fork National River &...

O&W Bridge to temporarily close for repairs

Efforts to repair the historic O&W Bridge will commence Monday, March 6, and will take approximately three weeks to complete.  This project is funded...

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...
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