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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 1

Intermediate

Trail

9.1 mile 14.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 731' 223 m
Descent: -854' -260 m
High: 1,333' 406 m
Low: 915' 279 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

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The first section of Kentucky's longest trail.

Chris Chaney

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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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
Sep 16, 2018
Kristie McNeeley
2mi
Apr 10, 2017
David Drinkhouse
Completed April 8
Apr 8, 2017
Jarod Shirley
Feb 18, 2017
Joe Zimmer

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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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