Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South
ElevationAscent: 339' 103 m
Descent: -339' -103 m
High: 1,389' 423 m
Low: 1,210' 369 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“This obscure section of the Trace is surprisingly enjoyable.”— Chris Chaney
The southern half of the section seems to be better managed as there is obvious (motorized) dirt bike traffic and the singletrack in this part has been hardened with interlocking concrete tiles. Despite apparent motorized use this part of the Sheltowee still has an intimate singletrack feel.
Begin at the trailhead off of KY 1956 and head south. You'll shortly encounter KY 80. Cross carefully. From the end of the guardrail cross and head left (east) a few dozen yards along the ample shoulder to find the singletrack on the south side.
The Trace drops into the forest and winds and rolls deeper into the woods as the sounds of the highway fade behind you.
The section shown ends at a gravel road. You can hike out-and-back or keep going south and push for Cane Creek WMA and Laurel Lake beyond.
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Land Manager: USFS - Daniel Boone National Forest Office