Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South
ElevationAscent: 339' 103 m
Descent: -339' -103 m
High: 1,389' 423 m
Low: 1,210' 369 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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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
Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 24 North
3.3 mi 5.3 km • Point to Point • 453 ft Ascent 138.06 m Ascent
6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 825 ft Ascent 251.34 m Ascent
29.0 mi 46.7 km • Loop • 2,673 ft Ascent 814.72 m Ascent
18.2 mi 29.4 km • Loop • 2,011 ft Ascent 613.03 m Ascent
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“This obscure section of the Trace is surprisingly enjoyable.”— Chris Chaney
The southern half of the section seems to be better managed as there is obvious (motorized) dirt bike traffic and the singletrack in this part has been hardened with interlocking concrete tiles. Despite apparent motorized use this part of the Sheltowee still has an intimate singletrack feel.
Begin at the trailhead off of KY 1956 and head south. You'll shortly encounter KY 80. Cross carefully. From the end of the guardrail cross and head left (east) a few dozen yards along the ample shoulder to find the singletrack on the south side.
The Trace drops into the forest and winds and rolls deeper into the woods as the sounds of the highway fade behind you.
The section shown ends at a gravel road. You can run out-and-back or keep going south and push for Cane Creek WMA and Laurel Lake beyond.
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