BIG SOUTH FORK NATIONAL PARK: Split Bow Arch, Another Topographic Treasure

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Big South Fork National Park: Split Bow ArchThe Big South Fork national park is renowned, among other things, for having more natural arches than any other region in the eastern United States. One of the biggest, best and most well known is Twin Arches in the Middle Creek area of Big South Fork here in Jamestown, Tennessee, just up the road from where I live. The other is Split Bow Arch in the Bear Creek area of Big South Fork national park, near Stearns, Kentucky, which I didn't even know about until a few days ago. I packed a picnic and set off with a riding buddy to scope out the Bear Creek trailhead and figure out how to get there, how long it would take towing a horse trailer, what the trailer parking's like as well as how much trail riding is available in that section of Big South Fork

We were looking for a place to eat lunch and it was our good fortune to pull in to the little parking area at Split Bow Arch. We didn't realize that Split Bow Arch is one of the most accessible arches, only a couple hundred yards from the parking area. We walked across the road and discovered that a railed overlook allows a view of this dramatic topographic feature from above the arch. There's also a short trail that leads hikers to the base of the arch.

Big South Fork National Park: Split Bow Arch

These arches form when the native sandstone is able to support its own weight after the lower layers have eroded away. Nature lovers will enjoy the book The Natural Arches Of The Big South Fork and you may also want to look up an article titled "Visit The South's Arch Country" in the November 2002 issue of Southern Living magazine.

Here's a link for directions to Split Bow Arch.

For information on horse properties or Big South Fork real estate, go to www.trailridersrealestate.com

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I live minutes from the Cumberland Trailhead into Big South Fork National Park, in Spruce Creek Acres, an equestrian community that abuts the park itself. Horses are a major part of daily life here and this is a very active, supportive horse-oriented community. It is a gift to work as a realtor here, listing horse properties and selling horse properties to horse people! We joke that I've probably done more real estate on horseback than off! If you want to "live where you love to ride," let me help you find YOUR Big South Fork horse property .