Cave Run Lake End-to-End

Salt Lick, Kentucky 40371

Cave Run Lake End-to-End

Cave Run Lake End-to-End Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This overnight end-to-end traverses a spiny section of the Sheltowee Trace. Here, the Trace traverses high ridges with scenic views, including what could be the farthest-reaching view of the entire Trace, from atop Furnace Arch. Descend from the ridge to make Clear Creek Recreation Area. This locale has a campground with potable water, a fishing lake, a picnic area, and the remains of an historic iron furnace.

Leave Clear Creek and resume ridge walking far above Cave Run Lake in stately oak woods before reaching this pretty impoundment nestled in the hills that rise forth from the wide Ohio River plain. Finally, the Trace crosses Cave Run Lake Dam to end the hike at the Morehead Ranger District Visitor Center on the lakes most northern shore. Your daily mileages are evenly distributed. However, if you want a short first day, take the option of walking just 0.3miles to a campsite. Outstanding Features: Furnace Arch, Cave Run Lake, and views"

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Trail Information

Salt Lick
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
7.75 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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