Registration is open for the 2016 Hiker Challenge.  The Challenge in 2016 is heading south to north and hiking on either the 2d or 3rd weekend of each month.  The hikes average 28 miles a weekend and take you across the Big South Fork National River and Recreation area along with the entire Daniel Boone National Forest.  A monthly fee of $40.00 per person helps the STA organize and host this event.  More details are on the 2016 Hiker Challenge page.


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

Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email:

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

Join the 2016 Hiker Challenge


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.