Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

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. Go here to read more.

For mother’s day, I asked to go on a beautiful hike to somewhere we’ve never visited before.  We spent Saturday hiking a gorgeous area of east Tennessee.  The trail was not too strenuous and the weather was perfect–I couldn’t have asked for more!  The river gorge was breathtaking…the canyon trail weaved through boulders and meandered up creek beds…so lovely!  Click on the pictures below to make them larger.


{stairs ladder down to the river gorge}

{straight down}


{the trail weaves between the countless boulders}

{love this waterfall}


{someone had a lot of time on their hands}

{quick shower}

{our little hiker}

{*gasp* it’s me!}

{lunch break}


9 thoughts on “Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

  1. Love Honey Creek Loop. We’ve been once but the water wasn’t running as much. Very Technical trail indeed.

      • Yes it is as natural as can be a mostly undisturbed forest oasis. Have fun when y’all go back. It might a while before we get to go back there. Would love to go back when there’s a little more water flowing.

  2. Reblogged this on Hike. Blog. Love. and commented:

    Throwback Thursday…..reminiscing about one of our favorite trails! I’m still trying to wade through all of our Colorado photos, so enjoy some scrumptious Tennessee hiking for now. Be back tomorrow with with our Western adventures!

  3. the trees remind me of ta prohm. i loved the TN/NC portion of the AT…beauty every day. thanks for a much needed peak at something green and wet. send rain!

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