Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 24 North
ElevationAscent: 453' 138 m
Descent: -483' -147 m
High: 1,393' 425 m
Low: 1,211' 369 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South
2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 339 ft Ascent 103.39 m Ascent
Singletrack London, KY( 2 )
Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 Central to Suspension Bridge
3.3 mi 5.4 km • Out and Back • 391 ft Ascent 119.23 m Ascent
Singletrack London, KY( 5 )
6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 825 ft Ascent 251.34 m Ascent
Singletrack Whitley City, KY( 1 )
29.0 mi 46.7 km • Loop • 2,673 ft Ascent 814.72 m Ascent
Singletrack Whitley City, KY( 2 )
18.2 mi 29.4 km • Loop • 2,011 ft Ascent 613.03 m Ascent
Singletrack Whitley City, KY( 3 )
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“A problem child of the Sheltowee Trace Trail... It has the potential to shine as a great ridge run.”— Chris Chaney
If you're not backpacking in, you can park at the 49er (truck stop) at exit 49 on I-75 or drive further down the Trace to a pull off before the trail becomes undrivable.
Working with the Forest Service recently the Sheltowee Trace Association has worked to clear trees and cut back vegetation from the trail to reclaim this section of Kentucky's longest trail. The tank traps are still there, but there are stretches of trail that are slowly coming back into shape. At the north end, you'll have to wind through the bollards-on-steroids but otherwise the trail should have only short sections of rough tread. There are some sections of bare sandstone to run over to take your mind off the terrain.
Only a mile is difficult, the rest of Section 24 is quite good. After escaping the dreaded mile, the Trace follows first an old logging road and then picks up a gravel road for a short distance before cutting off on another singletrack run down into a dark, green Kentucky holler.
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Photos, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, History & Background
Local Club: Sheltowee Trace Association
Land Manager: USFS - Daniel Boone National Forest Office
Jun 27, 2019: Indian Creek Road update