To plan your stay in the Big South Fork area:
National Geographic Topographic Trails Illustrated Map #241 (Big South Fork) - Excellent map of the area horse, biking and hiking trails. Order one ahead of time to plan, or pick one up at the Bandy Creek Visitors Center or the grocery store (Hitching Post) at the Cumberland Valley Trailhead.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area -National Park Service site for Big South Fork - biking, hiking, kayaking.
Hiking at Big South Fork -Sandstone bluffs, arches, rock formations, waterfalls, creeks, streams, and the Big South Fork River Gorge all await your exploration.
Twin Arches Hiking Trail in BSF - an absolute must-do!
Click here: Popular Mountain Biking Routes in BSF
Picket CCC Memorial State Park - Dark Sky viewing, hiking trails, boating, swimming, stocked fishing, and a new Archaelology museum.
Pickett-Pogue International Dark Sky Preserve - regular dark skies programming during peak visitor season in the summer.
Borderland Expeditions- Kayak and Mountain Biking trips in the Big South Fork, guided hiking, caving trips, as well as kayak and bike rentals. 1-844-344-2109.
Southeast Pack Trips - Just around the corner from the cabin, these folks offer horseback rides on gaited horses.
Highlands Manor Winery -Local Winery offering tastings and tours.
Big South Fork Scenic Railway -Depart the "company town" of Stearns, KY, for an informative ride into the the region's coal mining past. Fascinating museum too!
The Historic Victorian town of Rugby -A lovely day trip to a unique little town.
www.bigsouthfork.org -Lots of local links.
The Hitchin Post General Store at The Cumberland Valley Trailhead - Right onto 297 - you cannot miss it!
Wildwood Grocery (nearest gas/diesel) - Left on 297, then left onto 154 as if going to Jamestown. Small grocery, deli, pizza.
Walmart/Tractor Supply: in both Jamestown & Oneida for supplies & groceries.
Oneida’s TSC and Walmart (has beer) are both extremely well-stocked and you have three nice restaurants to choose from. Plus, the drive thru the gorge is “gorge”ous!
The Hitching Post General Store at The Cumberland Valley Trailhead - Turn right onto 297 (direction Oneida) - about 1/2 mile from cabin. Basic groceries & beer available. Also Nat Geo maps of Big South Fork. They say their beer is colder than your ex's heart...
Attention Time Zones:
Jamestown is on Central time as is The Treehouse cabin.
Oneida is on Eastern time.