Best trails in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Tennessee? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area ranging from 2.5 to 20.5 miles and from 898 to 1,732 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Park information
Acreage
125000 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mailing address
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Big South Fork NRRA 4564 Leatherwood Road Oneida, Tennessee 37841
Tennessee, TN 37841
Contact
(423) 286-7275
Top trails (42)
#1 - Honey Creek Loop Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
This is a tough and technical trail that is not well marked. There are several rock houses and waterfalls which make the hike very worth while. Additionally the natural, undisturbed beauty of the areaShow more
#2 - Yahoo Falls Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Please note that road closures have been reported leading up to this trail. Show more
#3 - Twin Arches Loop Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Great trail for the whole family with a few steep staircases to climb to start the trail. The Twin Arches trail are well maintained and marked with red leaf blazes. Take your time and view the huge roShow more
#4 - Angel Falls Overlook Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
Angel Falls Overlook Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rugby, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#5 - Slave Falls Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Slave Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jamestown, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
#6 - Angel Falls Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Angel Falls Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail runniShow more
#7 - Twin Arches--Charit Creek Loop
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Twin Arches--Charit Creek Loop is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a Show more
#8 - Burnt Mill Loop Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Hike along the Clear Fork River almost the entire loop. Connects to John Muir and Honey Creek. Pretty easy going. It is rocky, can be muddy and wet too. Overall easy and well worth it. Show more
#9 - John Litton Farm Loop
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
John Litton Farm Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#10 - O & W Railroad Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
O & W Railroad Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
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