Big South Fork Trail Maps
Big South Fork is now implementing a system of trailhead and trail markings consisting of both graphic symbols and color coded blazes to indicate the types of use authorized for a particular trail.
Symbols of all uses allowed on that particular trail will be mounted on wooden posts and placed at the beginning of trails and at all trail junctions. The primary trail use symbol will be displayed on the top of the sign with other trail uses displayed underneath. The symbols will represent a horse, hiker, mountain biker, multiple-use trail, and a wagon wheel for the trails accessible to horse drawn wagons. In addition to the graphic symbol, the trail use will also be reinforced with color coded re-assurance markers for the primary use authorized on the particular trail.
It is important to note that the absence of a symbol now means that that particular use is not permitted on the trail.
Park personnel have developed a new trail map depicting the authorized trail system as it currently exists on the ground. This particular map is available for download as a single PDF file containing an index map and nine additional map sections or as separate downloads of the index map and separate map sections.
Please note the Trail Map Set file is extremely large and may not be suitable for slower internet connections.
Big South Fork Trail Map Set (14.2 KB)
Big South Fork Trail Index (366 KB)
Map 1 Ky North - Alum Ford, Yahoo Falls, Yamacraw (1465 KB)
Did You Know?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...