Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 33

 
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8.0 Miles 12.9 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

393' 120 m

Ascent

-429' -131 m

Descent

986' 301 m

High

808' 246 m

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13%

Max Grade (7°)

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

Tommy Safranek

Overview

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
Family Friendly: Enjoyable flat hike along the river opportunities for wildflower and unique features like waterfalls and arches.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

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

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

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 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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Minor Issues 30 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - there was one down tree easily passable and after a lot of spring rain the trail was very saturated.
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