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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)

 4.8 (4)

Length


2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


672' 205 m

Ascent

-198' -60 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

1,340' 408 m

High

779' 238 m

Low

Shared By Chris Chaney

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One of the best sections of the Sheltowee in the northern half. This trail is amazing!

Chris Chaney

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No bikes, dispersed camping or fires.

Description

This section begins in the Sheltowee Trace Trailhead parking lot off of KY 11 just south of Whittleton Campground.

The trail begins with steep stairs down to the lakeshore which is paralleled until the trail crosses a suspension footbridge over the lake. From the lake, the trail climbs steeply through the heart of the state park before picking up the Original Trail (runs with Sheltowee) to Natural Bridge. From underneath the arch take Fat Man's Misery (on left) to gain the top of the ridge (and arch if you are so inclined to backtrack for the view!) and continue south on the Sheltowee Trace following the white turtle and diamond blazes.

Almost immediately after leaving the arch area the trail turns quiet and follows a broad ridge until the park boundary.

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Nov 24, 2017
Ranger Danger
May 27, 2017
Liz Florian
May 23, 2017
Ron Shirk
Beautiful hike to Natural Bridge. Return loop by Needles eye. Well maintained trail with lots of steps.

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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