nature trips


kid friendly




dogs on leash



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.

Four stars, only because after the overlook we lost the trail, and ended up doing 14 miles. Yes, 14 miles!! The trail honestly dead ends in the middle of nowhere. I love this trail and would go back again because it has SO much to offer. Caves, waterfalls, overlooks, wildflowers!!! You name it! It should be reserved for more experienced hikers because of some tough crossing areas, and should be hiked with a partner. Pack a lunch and bring water resistant shoes. ❤️

1 day ago

Nice trail along the Clear Fork Creek. Camped at one of a few spots along this trail. Some really nice spots I'd like to go back to later and enjoy the water.

9 days ago

Great easy long hike.

Love this hike. It took a while but was worth it.

Very little traffic, awesome trail! One of my favorites in TN.

Well maintained trail with plenty of room for groups. Great geology as always in this park. The farm is a great destination to take a break and eat lunch. Nice easy loop with plenty see and experience. I would recommend this hike for hikers of any ability. Also dog friendly (on leash) so bring your fur-babies along!

4 stars because of the poor markings towards the end of the trail. We didn't have much trouble finding our way for the majority of the trail, but in the last 2 miles, we had no idea if we were going the right way or not... it was super confusing and uncertain, but worked out OK. The hike was gorgeous and packed with tons of adventure. This was one of our favorite hikes and we highly recommend it. I wouldn't suggest hiking this one alone due to the confusing markings.

Amazing rock formations

1 month ago

on Rock Creek Loop

2 months ago

We loved the trail until we missed a turn and ended up hiking six miles on the wrong trail. Luckily a group on ATVs saved our butts!