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Gambit McCrae
10-29-2020, 08:11
First Post Woohoo!
The Following are some helpful links I have used thus far in section hiking the ST.

Interactive Map (https://www.sheltoweetrace.com/hike/)

Sheltowee Trace Association (https://www.sheltoweetrace.org/)

Journals (https://www.trailjournals.com/journals/sheltowee_trace)

Data List


Trailhead / Road Crossing Name
Southbound Mile Marker
Notes


Northern Terminus
0
Long term parking OK.


Morehead Conference Center
25
Long term parking OK. Recommended for Thru-Hikers. Park in designated Sheltowee Trace Hiker spots.


Cumberland Ranger Station / Visitor Center
36
Long term parking OK.


Cumberland Ranger Station / Visitor Center
36
Long term parking OK.


Stoney Cove
37
Long term parking OK.


Clear Creek Lake Trailhead / Boat Ramp
47
Long term parking OK. Do not park at shooting range.


Corner Ridge
66
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required.


Corner Ridge
66
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required.


Bison Way
71
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required. 0.8 mile connector trail.


Sheltowee Trace Suspension Bridge Trailhead
76
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required. 0.4 mile connector trai


Grayís Arch Trailhead
80
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required.


Whittleton Trailhead
83
Long term parking OK. RRG overnight pass required.


Natural Bridge Lakeside Trailhead
83.5
Overnight parking NOT OK


Hemlock Lodge
84
Long term parking OK. Ask permission from Hemlock Lodge.


Big Bend Road
88
Overnight parking NOT OK


Big Bend Road
88
Overnight parking NOT OK


Heidelberg Park
108
1/2 nights parking OK.


Arvel
120
No trailhead.


Arvel
120
No trailhead.


Turkeyfoot
129
Long term parking OK. Park before bridge/dam/entrance to campground


McKee
137
Long term parking OK. Park at Big Turtle trailhead.


S-Tree
147
Long term parking OK. Park at entrance to campground in the day use lot.


S-Tree
147
Long term parking OK. Park at entrance to campground in the day use lot.


Wildcat
169
Long term parking OK. Park at the monument information center / gazeebo parking lot


Interstate 75 / 49er Truck Stop
173
Long term parking OK. At 49er Truck Stop, ask permission to park.


Interstate 75 / 49er Truck Stop
173
Long term parking OK. At 49er Truck Stop, ask permission to park.


KY 80
180
Overnight parking NOT OK


Vanhook Trailhead / KY 192
198
Long term parking OK.


Laurel River Dam
205
1/2 nights parking OK.


Laurel River Dam
205
1/2 nights parking OK.


Cumberland Falls
219
Long term OK. Check with the resort lodge. Parking lot prone to flooding after unusually heavy rains


Flat Rock / US 27
237
Long term parking OK. Park at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church closest to the Trace along the fenceline.


Flat Rock / US 27
237
Long term parking OK. Park at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church closest to the Trace along the fenceline.


Yamacraw
250
Long term parking OK.


Blue Heron
*
Long term parking OK. *This trailhead is on the Kentucky Trail reroute, ~7 miles south of mile marker 254. Across the bridge


Ledbetter Trailhead
*
Long term parking OK. *This trailhead is on the Kentucky Trail reroute, ~13 miles south of mile marker 254.


Peterís Mountain Trailhead
265
Long term parking OK.


Peterís Mountain Trailhead
265
Long term parking OK.


Charit Creek Lodge Trailhead
293
Long term parking OK.


Charit Creek Lodge Trailhead
293
Long term parking OK.


Bandy Creek
298
Long term parking OK. Park at the Big South Fork ranger station / visitor center or near the swimming pool.


Leatherwood Ford
306
Long term parking OK. Parking lot prone to flooding after unusually heavy rains.


Honey Creek Trailhead
313
Long term parking OK.


Burnt Mill Bridge
319
Long term parking OK.

Slugg
10-30-2020, 16:58
Thanks for sharing. Bit further than some other trails/areas on my to-do list already but definitely one to keep in mind for the future.

Captain Blue
11-01-2020, 13:39
I don't believe this information to be accurate. I think the above chart was made with old data. Last year the Kentucky Trail reroute was opened adding ten miles to the ST. The outrageGIS paper maps have been updated in 2020 but the interactive map has not.

https://www.sheltoweetrace.org/trail-conditions.html

The distance between Charit Creek Trailhead and Cumberland Falls is now 90 miles according to the 2020 maos not the 74 miles stated above.

Traffic Jam
02-22-2021, 09:32
Regarding parking, please post here if you have knowledge of which trailheads one shouldn’t park overnight d/t theft, vandalism, or sketchiness. Thanks!

Traffic Jam
03-11-2021, 18:19
I'm looking for safe parking around (updated) mm 300, Station Camp, and can't find much on the map. Is there really nothing between Charit Creek Lodge and Peter's Mt?