The Sheltowee Trace Association

A 501(c)3 non-profit formed to protect, preserve, and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people

Office: 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351 --- Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email: director@sheltoweetrace.org

STA Livingston Visitor and Training Center: P.O. Box 360, Livingston, Ky. 40445

TRACE CONNECTIONS

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New Lunar Trek Opens in 2015

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Support the STA "Off the Road & Into the Woods" Drive!  


Plans in 2015 call for the movement of the Trace off Tarr Ridge Road in the Cumberland District and into the Clifty Wilderness. This will cut 5 miles of road walk off the Trace and open up new areas of the Daniel Boone National Forest to foot traffic.  We can't do it without your financial support.  Each mile will cost about $1,500.00.  You can help by donating today to the STA Access Fund.


In 2015 there are plans to build a staircase at Van Hook Falls with an observation platform to provide safer more scenic access to the Trace at Van Hook Falls.  This is a $5,000.00 project.  You can help by donating today to the STA Access Fund.  


These are just two of the many trail projects we have on the drawing board to improve your access to the Trace.  The bottom line is, the more funds we can raise the more we can do to improve your trail experience.  


Please consider donating to this end of year campaign.  Your gift is tax deductible and will help us continue the work of the STA, "preserving, protecting and promoting" the Trace for generations to come. 


​CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON ABOVE TO MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY.

SHELTOWEE CLOSED NORTH OF CUMBERLAND FALLS!


Recent weather conditions have sent the Cumberland River over its banks below the falls.  The Trace in this area is within 50 feet of the river so the high water - flooding has again taken its toll on the trail.  For the moment you are encouraged to take the high water route, Trail 7 into Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.  As soon as the weather clears and the river goes down an assessment of the trail will be completed and we will let you know about long term impact on use this season. 


For addition information on Trace conditions please visit our Trail Conditions page.  

HIKER CHALLENGE 2.0 NOW ON THE TRACE


Not into lots of miles and sleeping overnight in the Forest?  The 2.0 version of the STA Hiker Challenge may be your way to see the whole Trace, section by section over two years.


Click here for details.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

May is "Trail Check Month".  Visit the Trail Check page for details on how you can sign up to check a section of the Trace.  


TRACE FACTS

Northern Terminus :  Forest Service Parking lot on Rt. 377 in Rowan County, Kentucky. 25 miles from Morehead your first trail town along your journey.


Southern Terminus:  Burnt Mill Bridge Trail Head in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  In the Big South Fork the Trace share trail designations with multiple trails in the BSF system.  


Mileage:  As of October 1st 2014, the Trace is now 319 miles long.