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Address: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Oneida, TN
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Beautiful hike!

The trail to the Twin Arches is a great hike. Not too strenuous but enough to not be boring. The arches are amazing to see and walk through and climb the stairs to see the views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The trail to the Twin Arches is a great hike. Not too strenuous but enough to not be boring. The arches are amazing to see and walk through and climb the stairs to see the views from above.

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

tAs per other review when the trail splits take the right fork to go around the loop to get to the arches there are a lot of stairs but you are going down. On the way back there are less stairs to go up but the ones that you did go up were extremely steep just shy of a ladder.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Did this hike one morning in October. There are two ways to get there, we did one on the way there, and the other on the return. Very scenic! There are stairs, but you can take your time climbing. Most of the trail is fairly easy, but a few spots are harder. Well worth the hike!

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

In early November I travelled to the Big South Fork National Recreation Area to add another national park service location to my list of places visited. Overall the visit was slightly disappointing since many of the locations that I wanted to see were at less than their full glory- The region was suffering from a water shortage and the waterfalls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You need to drive back a few miles on a dirt road (Divide Road) to get to the trail head. It's a well kept road, but your car is gonna get dirty. You can make this a short loop hike to the Arches or an all day loop hike covering an old lodge and multiple rock shelters. Either direction of... More 

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Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Amazing arches and rock formations. The trail is well kept and there is a great picnic area and loo at the parking.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I was thinking that BSF was going to be similar to the smokies, but it was very different. The Twin Arches are a must see as is the rest of the loop hike. Be sure to stop at the Charit Creek Lodge for a snack, everyone there very friendly. On the loop back there is a spur trail 1.5 miles... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

An easy hike leads to this area. The arches are beautiful and huge in size. It does require some stairs along the trail but the whole hike is beautiful.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The kids loved seeing this and climbing around on the rocks and just hanging out there for awhile. We came in on the upper loop so we were on top of both arches.

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Excellent dirt roads to trail head. Super signage at the parking lot. Love stairs on steep slopes...protects the train and the environment. Very well maintained trail, certainly didn't expect to see the large twin arches. tough to see the size due to forest, but the forest added to the adventure. We visited on a rainy day and walking through trees,... More 

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