Top Adventures in Jamestown

  • Hike to Northrup Falls

    Truly a hidden gem, this trail seems to get little to no attention, yet is absolutely amazing. To get to the trail from I-40 near Crossville, Tennessee, take Highway 127 north toward Jamestown. Before getting to Jamestown, turn right on State Rout...

    2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Stargaze at Astronomy Field

    This Dark Sky Park is a part of the Pickett State Park. It was established in 2015. It is one of the only IDA registered dark sky parks in the east. I have been all over the United States stargazing and this is still one of the best spots I have b...

  • Explore Pickett State Fire Tower

    This tower was built by the CCC in the 1930s. The tower is easy to climb and safer than most fire towers. The top of the tower is open so you can get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. The tower is located within the Pickett State Park and...

  • Hike to Hazard Cave

    Hazard Cave is a gorgeous very large sandstone formation. The hike is located in Pickett State Park which is right next to Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This hike is the shortest option to get to Hazard Cave. If you are looking for a lo...

    0.3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Indian Rockhouse

    This hike is a great, short hike for all ages. It shows the sandstone formation of the area very well and features a large cliff, an overhang, and a small stream at the bottom. The hike is only 0.4 of a mile total and has a small elevation change....

    0.4 miles 65 ft gain

  • Hike the Natural Bridge in Pickett State Park

    This trail is located in Pickett State Park which is a close neighbor to Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This is one of the many trailheads that connects to the Natural Bridge loop however, this trailhead is the closest to the natural bri...

    0.25 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Twin Arches

    The trail starts the parking lot which has some nice bathrooms and a nice small picnic area that is open year round. From the trail-head you will follow the signs that will lead you a short mostly flat .7 mile hike to the first arch. Once you get ...

    2 miles 700 ft gain

  • Backpack to Angel Falls Overlook in the Big South Fork

    Starting at a very small parking space, you head onto a fairly overgrown trail for half a mile. The trail then begins to thin out and is not as overgrown. Keeping a steady incline, you almost instantly feel the burn in your calves.  At around 2 mi...

    6.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Paddle the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River

    This is an awesome trip because it allows you get a little taste of what it could have been like to explore the nation by waterway hundreds of years ago. Paddling as a means of traveling is an ancient practice. You are able to glide through nature...

  • Short hike to East Rim Overlook

    This trail is located in Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This is more of a walk than a hike. The entire trail is paved except for the wooden boardwalk overlook at the end. The overlook shows the gorgeous views of the river valley and some...

    0.2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike Honey Creek Loop

    The trailhead of the  5.6-mile Honey Creek outer loop can be found at the Big South Fork National River - Honey Creek Trailhead Overlook in Robbins, TN  37852. This trail is marked by dark green blazes and is one of the park's most challenging to ...

    5.6 miles

  • Camp at OBED Wild and Scenic River Area via the Point Trail

    You will want to park at the Lilly Bluff parking lot. Your GPS won't know where this is, so here are the GPS coordinates N36° 06.162', W84° 43.280'.The trailhead is located on the North side of the parking lot. All you need to do is follow the s...

    4 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Oneida, Tennessee

      Bandy Creek

      Overview Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreat...

    • Monroe, Tennessee

      Obey River Park

      Overview Obey River Park is a spacious campground located on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake, in the hills of Tennessee. The campground provides the largest camping area at the lake, as well as the ...

    • Allons, Tennessee

      Lillydale Campground And Day Use

      Overview Lillydale Campground and Recreation Area is located along the shores of Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. Recreation Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In ad...

    • Allons, Tennessee

      Willow Grove Campground

      Overview Willow Grove is a spacious campground located at Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. The campground sits on an elevated plateau of land, offering sweeping views of the lake and sur...

    • Strunk, Kentucky

      Bear Creek Horse Camp

      Overview Bear Creek Horse Camp is located in the Kentucky portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Recreation Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mounta...

    • Strunk, Kentucky

      Blue Heron Campground

      Overview Blue Heron Campground is a rustic and spacious campground, situated on the Kentucky side of The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that of...

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