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GO Big 2019 Healthy Hike: Twin Arches Loop, Every Sunday in June

ONEIDA, TN - There are many things that make Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area special but among the top of the list are the Twin Arches! Join Big South Fork NRRA for a healthy hike on the Twin Arches Loop every Sunday during the month of June at 12 p.m. (ET). Join a ranger at the Twin Arches trailhead parking lot for a moderate to strenuous 1.4 mile hike that does contain over 150 steps.

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Twin Arches; image by Ron Clark

This short fabulous loop is rich in fascinating geological features like the largest natural arches east of the Mississippi River. From the Twin Arches, visitors will have the option to extend their hike an additional 4.1 miles and visit the oldest, standing, usable lodge in national parks, Charit Creek Lodge.

Bring water and snacks and don’t forget to bring your GO Big Challenge booklet so you can earn those points located along our journey!

The GO Big 2019 Challenge is a year-long, park-wide event designed to motivate visitors to go out and explore their park, even after dark! 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! Booklets need to be turned in to Bandy Creek Visitor Center by December 1 to compete for an award at the GO Big 2019 celebration on December 14. Download your booklet or pick one up at Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

Published May 30, 2019

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