Big Creek Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Big Creek Park exists because of a failed dream. In 1926 Samuel Livingston Mather bought almost 1,000 acres with hopes of creating a high-class resort. The onset of the Great Depression crushed that. But, almost thirty years later, half of his original purchase was donated to the state to preserve open space. That donation was the start of Big Creek Park. It’s grown so that today visitors can explore 642 acres of beech-maple woods, see brilliant wildflowers in spring and take in the views of scenic Big Creek, which bisects the park. A network of 6.4 miles of trails wind through the property. Some are for hiking, a couple are paved so as to be accessible to people with disabilities."