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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Sections 4 - 7

Intermediate

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16.1 mile 25.8 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,288' 392 m
Descent: -1,229' -375 m
High: 1,305' 398 m
Low: 705' 215 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

This portion of the Sheltowee Trace was rerouted to go through downtown Morehead.

Chris Chaney

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

One portion of these sections passes through downtown Morehead on city streets.

Description

This long segment includes Sections 4 through 7 of the Sheltowee. It begins just after the trail crosses I-64 at the end of Section 3 and follows a wooded ridge for a good distance until it is over the town of Morehead. The descent into town is via the Eagle Lake Trail which deposits you on the campus of Morehead State University.

After passing through the city (and the offices of the Sheltowee Trace Association at the Morehead Conference Center) the trail crosses US 60, winds through a neighborhood and then continues up a valley before climbing up to meet Big Limestone Trail #109 on top of the ridge.

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