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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27

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 4.8 (4)

A technically challenging run that's worth the great scenery - bring your camera.


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Map Key

9.1

Miles

14.6

KM

97%

Runnable

884' 270 m

High

745' 227 m

Low

632' 192 m

Up

561' 171 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Waterfall

Description

This section of Sheltowee Trace follows the Cumberland River south for a challenging, but visually rewarding out-and-back adventure. Be well prepared for a long day, there are few intersections and no easy way out. Monitor your stamina and turn around before you're exhausted.

What runners spend in exertion, they more than receive back in the views of this beautiful area that holds hundreds of waterfalls during the wet season or any time after a rain. The trail crosses many small streams and this is a good indication that a waterfall is nearby. You cannot always see them from the trail due to the dense forest. Just listen and let your ears guide you to them; most of them are only a few steps off the trail.

Section 27 continues through Cumberland Falls State Park. If you go across the bridge at Dog Slaughter Creek, the approximately 0.4 miles between it and the boundary get notably rougher the closer you get to the park.

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Jeff Carter

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Bark Camp Creek Cascades.
Jun 23, 2017 near Corbin, KY
Catfish Creek Bridge
Aug 3, 2018 near William…, KY
Cumberland River
Aug 3, 2018 near Corbin, KY
Standing amid the cascades.
Aug 15, 2020 near Corbin, KY
Cascading waterfall on Bark Camp creek.
Oct 19, 2017 near Corbin, KY

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