Expanded Shared Use on Grand Gap Loop Trail
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is pleased to announce that the Grand Gap Loop Trail is now open for shared use by hikers and mountain bikers every day. The trail provides spectacular views of geological formations and the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. The trail had previously been open for use by mountain bikes only Monday thru Friday. Opening the trail to use seven days a week will increase the opportunity for bikers to enjoy this beautiful route.
Did You Know?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.