Outdoors

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...

Hike of the Week: JD Burke Cabin at Big South Fork

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Station Camp Features: History The third hike of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge earns the first "moderate" difficulty rating of...

Hike of the Week: Northrup Falls

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Colditz Cove Features: Waterfall Almost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch Creek...

Hike of the Week: Split Bow Arch

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 236 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Bear Creek Features: Arch, Overlook Since its inception in 2015, the goal of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge has...

Twenty Week Hiking Challenge encourages fitness and discovery

It is with quite a bit of anticipation that the fourth version of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge begins this week. The #20WeekHikingChallenge was started...

‘Go Big’ in Big South Fork in 2021

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is once again in 2021 encouraging guests of the 125,000-acre national park to “go big,”...

Conservation groups offer reward in North Cumberland elk-poaching incident

A pair of wildlife conservation groups are teaming up to offer a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of poachers who illegally...

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