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Day & Overnight Hikes along Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace National Scenic Trail
by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
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This is one awesome trail. With the exception of the first four miles, which are scared with Pine Beetle infestation, this trail just keeps getting better and better. You will see upland forest, no fewer than three waterfalls, good places for swimming along Rock Creek and plenty of water along the trail. Creek fords are relatively easy, even after a good rain. CAUTION: All creeks along this trail are subject to flash flooding.
Good, flat places to pitch a tent can be few and far between in places. Some good spots to pitch a tent are at the bottom of the spur trail to Double Falls, between Miles 5.5 and 9 of the Sheltowee Trace and at the Great Meadows Campground (potable water and a privy).
Marks Canyon along the Shetowee Trace between miles 14 and 15 is probably the prettiest mile in Kentucky. Assuming water is flowing, the 80-foot waterfall there is very nice. Take hiking poles, a camera and water shoes. Five stars.
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