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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 33

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Length

8.0 Miles 12.9 Kilometers


Elevation

393' 120 m

Ascent

-429' -131 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

986' 301 m

High

808' 246 m

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This is section 33 of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and takes visitors from Yahoo Falls to Yamacraw.

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

This section of the Sheltowee Trace follows the Big South Fork River before reaching Yamacraw Bridge and Highway 92. Footing can be precarious around boulders along this section. Be sure to follow the white diamonds and turtle blazes, since connecting trails could be confusing.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Family Friendly: Enjoyable flat hike along the river opportunities for wildflower and unique features like waterfalls and arches.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Be prepared for fording creeks and climbing boulders as well as facing a few short inclines. Two miles after the trail leaves Yahoo Falls you'll reach Alum Ford Boat Ramp and Campground, which is equipped with primitive restrooms, campsites, tables, and grills. There is no treated water source.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This section of the trail is very scenic. Allow time for side trips to waterfalls, rock shelters, old home sites, and mines. Watch for the side trails to Lick Creek Falls and Princess Falls. These are worth traveling.

History & Background [Suggest Changes]

The Sheltowee Trace passes through land and facilities managed by a variety of agencies. These agencies cooperate with each other and private groups to provide recreation opportunities. This section of the Sheltowee Trace passes through the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which is managed by the National Park Service. fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO…

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Apr 27, 2018
Chris Martin
Mar 5, 2018
John Carr
Apr 25, 2017
Tommy Safranek
I hiked from Alum Ford to Yahoo Falls today after a lot of rain this weekend. There are three waterfalls on the trail and were all flowing very well. 2.5mi
Mar 25, 2017
Tommy Safranek
Nov 25, 2016
Brian Gajus
Several blow downs on the 5 mile section between Alum Ford and Lick Creek. 9mi — 1h 30m
Apr 2, 2016
William Collins
10mi — 5h 00m

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