Sheltowee Trace: Whittleton Campground to Red River Bridge
ElevationAscent: 682' 208 m
Descent: -749' -228 m
High: 1,326' 404 m
Low: 713' 217 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“Part of the Sheltowee Trace Trail in the Red River Gorge area.”— Mike Embry
From there you enter the Daniel Boon National Forest and continue up to a sandstone ridge, running roughly east-west. At the east end of the ridge, there are a few creek crossings before turning north again towards the Red River. This is first opportunity to refill water after leaving Whittleton Creek.
At the north end there is a swing bridge crossing the river, then a quick approach trail to the parking lot. If parking in the national forest overnight, obtain a backcountry permit from USDA Forestry Service.
Visit the Sheltowee Trace Trail website for more information on the entire 300 mile trail.
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