Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail 100

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

Distance7.9mi
Elevation Gain4,133ft
Trailhead Elevation751ft
Top1,219ft
Elevation Min/Max698/1219ft
Elevation Start/End751/751ft

Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail 100

Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail (#100) is a hiking trail in Wolfe County and Menifee County, Kentucky. It is within Daniel Boone National Forest. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 751 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,133 feet. The Indian Staircase viewpoint, the Jump Rock rock, and the Trinity Arch can be seen along the trail. There are also cliffs and a beach along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Indian Staircase Trail, Bison Way Trail, 210 and Rough Trail (#221).

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Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press)
Sean Patrick Hill
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"The Sheltowee Trace, Kentucky’s most famous trail, runs on a northsouth route for 269 miles through the length of the state. About 17 of those miles cross the length of the Red River Gorge Geological Area and the Clifty Wilderness with an additional stretch running through Natural Bridge State Resort Park." Read more
Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press)
Sean Patrick Hill
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"The Clifty Wilderness, along the eastern border of the Red River Gorge Geological Area, is one of only two designated wilderness areas in the state of Kentucky. Remarkably, it is nearly empty of people. The famous Sheltowee Trace crosses the northern range of the Clifty, descending to the Red River and crossing the Red River Gorge Geologic Area. This loop hike, difficult but exhilarating, accesses the Sheltowee from the Bison Way Trail 210, then climbs into the wilderness area, roughly following the canyon of Gladie Creek." Read more

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Trail Information

Daniel Boone National Forest
Nearby City
Daniel Boone National Forest
Parks
Difficult
Skill Level
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Slade
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Dec 2018