Outdoors

Hike of the Week: Needle’s Eye (Hole in the Ridge)

Distance: Varies Elevation Gain: Varies Difficulty: Varies Trailhead: O&W or Hurricane Ridge Features: Geology, overlook, waterfall If you were asked to pick the most spectacular geological feature in the...

Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Unnamed Features: Overlook We’ve written in the past, when describing Buzzard Rock, that the word “buzzard” doesn’t exactly conjure...

Hike of the Week: Angel Falls Overlook

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 322 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Grand Gap Features: Overlook Angel Falls Overlook is arguably the most-photographed location in the entirety of the Big South...

Hike of the Week: Honey Creek

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 830 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous Trailhead: Honey Creek Features: Geology, waterfalls There aren't a lot of repeat hikes on the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge (although...

Hike of the Week: Twin Arches Loop

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 797 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Twin Arches Features: Geology, history In the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there are more...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill Loop

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 410 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Burnt Mill Features: Waterfall, River There just isn't a bad time to hike the Burnt Mill Loop Trail. The...

Hike of the Week: Leatherwood to O&W

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 100 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Leatherwood Features: Waterfall, River, History There's never really a bad time to hike from Leatherwood Ford to O&W Bridge....

Hike of the Week: Dog Slaughter Falls

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 249 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Dog Slaughter Features: Waterfall Located just over a mile from the nearest trailhead, Dog Slaughter Falls is one of...

Bonus Hike: Enjoy the numerous rock houses at Middle Creek

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 388 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Middle Creek Features: Geology "One of my favorite trails in East Tennessee outside the Smokies." That's how Gemma Nash describes...

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