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The first section of Kentucky's longest trail.


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Map Key

9.1

Miles

14.7

KM

Point to Point

1,333' 406 m

High

915' 279 m

Low

731' 223 m

Up

854' 260 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

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

Description

From the trailhead, the Sheltowee Trace dives into the woods and follows a small stream as it meanders and gently climbs toward the ridge. Finally, the crest is gained and then the trail settles into a pattern of rollers across a narrow ridge heading for Morehead, the only town of any consequence along the Trace.

The trail dips down at the end of this section to cross KY 1024 before continuing on Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 2 & 3.

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Shared By:

Chris Chaney

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#105

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300 miles to the other end; or, it all begins with a small white turtle
Jul 9, 2015 near Morehead, KY
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Jul 30, 2020
Daniel Mink
Completed my thru hike of the Sheltowee trace.On the final day of my hike I was joined by fraternity brothers Liam Dale, Will Pitts, and Aidan Helton
Jun 14, 2020
Kara Leann
9.1mi — 6h 00m
Jan 25, 2020
Mary Seeley Stockler
9.1mi
Jan 18, 2020
Darius Lepp
Rained. All. Day. 10mi — 5h 33m
Jul 9, 2019
Katelin Palmer
9mi
May 31, 2019
Carleton Sloan
Nice walk, rained. 9.1mi
Feb 22, 2019
Robb Cullop
Oct 17, 2018
Kristie McNeeley
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