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Big South Fork: Bear Lodge - Updated Info

Near: Stearnszz (Weather)
Number of
15 Total
300 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Be blown away at what the Big South Fork National River and Recreation has to offer. Managed by the National Park Service, recreation is catered toward horseback riding with well marked and maintained trail systems. Gain direct access to hundreds of miles of trails as you ride off of the cabin property. Highlighted by grand rock formations, impressive natural arches, alcoves, and caves, the scenery is unlike anywhere else in the southeast. An abundance of water provides fun creek and river crossings while also offering spectacular views of waterfalls cascading from rock walls. Streams eventually lead to the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River where you could wet a hook, picinic, or just relax by the water. Whether on a ridge top taking in the expansive overlooks or riding the lush green gorges, plant and animal life abounds. The trails systems offer great riding for all levels of experience, varying in difficulty and terrain. Well marked, well maintained, and wide, the trails are easily navigable. Come see why so many consider this to be trail ridings best!
Best Time to Visit Anytime - fall and spring offer brilliant seasonal colors and ideal temps.
Times to Avoid None
Campground The Bear Lodge is a luxury cabin nestled in forest directly adjacent to the Big South Fork with trail access right from the door. You'll find that it provides all the comforts of home for your family/friends and horses. It is fully furnished with 3 bedrooms/2 full baths and includes a multitude of amenities as outlined; fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, indoor gas fireplace, indoor/outdoor sound system, 40" flatscreen and Apple TV/movies, large covered deck space with cozy outdoor furniture, laundry, dishwasher, 5 stall covered stable with water and electric supply and 3 turnout lots, paddock, and circle drive for easy trailer turnaround. The cabin is setup, so you can focus on vacation. Come visit Bear Lodge and you'll find that the Big South Fork is nature's best kept secret. Reasonably priced! Check availability and book your stay by contacting Johanne. or 919-602-4814.
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Cabin Rental 5 Stall Covered Stable and Paddock Bear Lodge
Johanne Tyson

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Big South Fork
Directions Located in Bear Creek Resort, Strunk, Ky 42649. Contact Joh for directions and/or information. Email:, Phone: 919-602-4814
This information was provided by on 9/15/2017 5:51:30 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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