Top Adventures in Lancing

  • Climb The Lilly Bluff Wall

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River is typically not found in the same conversations as Zion or Yosemite, but be assured this hidden gem of Tennessee is one of the East Coast's must climb destinations.There are a number of climbing areas within the Ob...

  • Bouldering at Lilly Boulders

    Start the quick approach to Lilly Boulders from the Lilly Overlook parking area. For directions, plug the coordinates 36.10277, -84.72147 into your GPS or try here.  At the leftmost part of the parking lot, you will see a sign for the trailhead le...

  • 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

  • Take in the View at Lilly Bluff Overlook

    Honestly this is hard to even call a trail, but that doesn't mean it lacks beauty. Once you take the right or left of off ridge Ridge Road make sure to go past the first parking lot and into the second larger parking lot. The trail starts near the...

    0.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Photograph Potter's Falls.

    Potter's Falls is a semi locally known area that is used for lots of different activities. To get there the roads are pretty simple and easy to follow the directions. The parking can be a bit tricky especially if its during the summer or extreme c...

    0.1 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike to Debord and Emory Gap Falls in Frozen Head SP

    The trail head begins just over the bridge and is labeled as the Panther Branch trail head. To began you will continue straight and within .6 miles of hiking you will come to the first waterfall on a branch off on the right side of the trail. This...

    3.2 miles 465 ft gain

  • Hike to North Boundary Quarry

    The parking at the trailhead is right off of the Oak Ridge turnpike so its very easy to park and there are plenty of spots to park. The trail is very wide and is a great place for taking kids and riding your bike. There are more than one trail tha...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • 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

  • 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

  • Explore Ozone Falls

    This beautiful, 110-foot waterfall is an easy 15-minute walk from the parking area. Note that the walk down to the falls, although short, is steep and there isn’t a well-marked trail down. It’s more about choosing the path of least resistance.  Al...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Wartburg, Tennessee

      Rock Creek Campground (Tn)

      Overview Rock Creek Campground is located near the Emory River in the Obed Wild and Scenic River.Recreation Whitewater paddling is available seasonally in the Obed WSR. Rock climbing is another cha...

    • Crossville, Tennessee

      Crossville / I-40 KOA

    • 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...

    • Clinton, Tennessee

      Clinton / Knoxville North KOA

    • Sweetwater, Tennessee

      Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA

    • 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...

    More Lodging Options