GO BIG 2017 Healthy Hike: Oneida and Western (O&W), July 8

Oneida, TN (2017-07-02) In support of the “GO BIG 2017” Challenge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike to the Oneida and Western railroad bridge on Saturday, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  Join a ranger at Leatherwood Ford parking lot for a moderate 4.5 mile hike.  Enjoy this diverse trail that meanders along the free flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and under a canopy of a variety of trees.  The trail also offers a nice view of the O&W Bridge before hiking over it.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, and wear appropriate clothing for a safe and comfortable adventure!

The GO BIG 2017 Challenge is a year-long park-wide event designed to motivate visitors to go out and explore their park.  Participants will earn points by answering questions about the nature and history of the park that will require exploration in search of site-specific information.  Some answers may even require a photo to be taken.  Points will also be given for miles hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden so you can get started today!