Clifty Wilderness

Campton, Kentucky 41301

Clifty Wilderness

Clifty Wilderness Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This Sheltowee Trace trek leaves Corner Ridge and the northern side of the Clifty Wilderness. The path follows an old roadbed on a gentle grade down to a pleasant flat along Gladie Creek.

The walking is easy and the scenery improves as you head downhill. Gladie Creek is a crystalline waterway that offers an alluring pool where it meets the Trace. Outstanding Features: Gladie Creek, and Clifty Wilderness"

Clifty Wilderness Reviews

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This trail was true to its description with one exception - mud. It appeared to us that mud is a frequent condition on about 40% of the trail. In many places we had no choice but to walk through mud up to our ankles. Fortunately we wore our waterproof, ankle top hikers. Regular athletic shoes would have come off our feet. Still it's a nice hike in mostly shade and the incline is gradual. Without the mud this trail would have rated a three.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.75 hours
Year-round; best spring through fall
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,200 feet
Top Elevation
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest
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Dec 2018