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Address: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Beauriful easy trail

Amazing arches and rock formations. The trail is well kept and there is a great picnic area and loo at the parking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Stacy K
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Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing arches and rock formations. The trail is well kept and there is a great picnic area and loo at the parking.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was thinking that BSF was going to be similar to the smokies, but it was very different. The Twin Arches are a must see as is the rest of the loop hike. Be sure to stop at the Charit Creek Lodge for a snack, everyone there very friendly. On the loop back there is a spur trail 1.5 miles... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

An easy hike leads to this area. The arches are beautiful and huge in size. It does require some stairs along the trail but the whole hike is beautiful.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The kids loved seeing this and climbing around on the rocks and just hanging out there for awhile. We came in on the upper loop so we were on top of both arches.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Excellent dirt roads to trail head. Super signage at the parking lot. Love stairs on steep slopes...protects the train and the environment. Very well maintained trail, certainly didn't expect to see the large twin arches. tough to see the size due to forest, but the forest added to the adventure. We visited on a rainy day and walking through trees,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must see at Big South Fork! Road are well maintained and so the trails. Maps are really helpful and if you have questions, just stop at the Ranger Station. They were great! Can't describe how Beautiful it is, pictures don't do justice! Just enjoy the view. Great to teach your homeschooling child geology! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

great hike, several ways to get there, from easy to very hard. very unique, beautiful, and inspiring.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We take our Boys Scout Troop here often, and it's always a great backpacking trip. From Slave Falls, to Needle Arch, and the larger Twin Arches this park offers so many unique natural features. We usually take trails that leads us to stay at Jake's Place (an old farm ruins within the park). There is a stream going through the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have hiked this trail by driving up to the actual stairs that lead to Twin Arches. On my last adventure, we stayed at Charit Creek for a few days. Our consisted of visiting Slave Falls, Needle Arch, and continued on to Twin Arches to return to Charit Creek. Total of about 9 miles that day.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The trail to the arches is only 0.7 mile, but it is steeply up and down with long steep stairs in places. The trail meanders through forest which is especially pretty right now with the autumn colors, but not much for distance vistas. At the arches, the rock formations are amazing. At the second arch, there is a crevice you... More 

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