nature trips


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wild flowers

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

Excellent day hike with your favorite furry friend!! the only part my dog didn't like was the small, but steep staircase at the end. This trail runs next to the water for about 1/2 the trail. seen a couple of harmless baby snakes and a turtle. Sweet trail!

Nice easy hike, lost GPS about halfway, keep to left if going counterclockwise

Absolutely beautiful.

A hidden gem on the eastern side of the United States. Varied terrain with cool features scattered throughout. My favorite hike, east of Colorado.

Great trail with many wonderful things to see. Be prepared to get wet and climb thru caves.

Beautiful views of the river most of the hike. Good assortment of wildflowers in the spring.

Great beginners trail. Easy hike. Nice campsites.

This is a great trail. The Arches are impressive as are the rest of the rockhouses and cliffs. The trail is well-graded with switchbacks; the tread is excellent with very few rocks or roots; there are boardwalks in the miry sections down by the creek; plenty of really nice beech trees on this trail; signage is good as well; nice to have facilities at the trailhead. I will definitely be back again...and again...and again!

easy hike lots of photo opportunities

Great hike. Highly recommend.

Great hike a few days ago! I can't download my route. I went clockwise. Pay attention to the signs and look behind you. Counter clock seems better marked. To go counter clockwise don't take the down steps right at the parking lot. Go down the road and take the others

awesome trail..and although marked, not very directional on how to get where you are going.

great hike....two waterfalls on the trail. make sure to wait for a rain for both to be good though.

Nice easy walk through the woods! Slave Falls was beautiful!