BSF Healthy Hike: Ledbetter-Kentucky Trail on April 9

Oneida, TN (2016-04-05) In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial birthday, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Ledbetter/Kentucky Trail on Saturday, April 9, 2106 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  Join Ranger Mary Grimm at the Ledbetter Trailhead for a 3.6 mile moderate loop hike.  This hike is rich in natural resources and the site of the historic oil well, the Beatty Well.  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.  Bring water and snacks, too.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome; however, leashes are required.

Visitors can access the Ledbetter Trailhead by following directions to the Bald Knob-Hill Cemetery Road. Starting from US 27 (south of Whitley City, Kentucky) turn at Kentucky 92W and head west toward Cabin Creek Road (6.4 miles).  Turn left onto Yamacraw-Bell Farm Road (2.3 miles).  Turn left onto Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road/Rock Creek Road (1.3 miles).  Keep right and continue on Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road (2.6 miles), merging right to continue on Beech Grove Road/Devils Creek Road to Beech Grove Road (0.9 mi).  Turn left onto Bald Knob-Hill Cemetery Road (1.5 miles).

JoinBigSouthForkNationalRiver and Recreation Area in the Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years as they create recreational activities which promote health and fitness and provide you with opportunities to create priceless memories when discovering national parks.  Visitors are encouraged to download the activity log sheet at http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/centennial-challenge.htm and track their miles.

For more information or directions to the trail head, please contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.