The Sheltowee Trace Association
A 501c(3) non-profit formed to protect, preserve and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational 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.
Discover and Enjoy Kentucky's Long Trail
Sheltowee Trace Association, 63 Burtonville Rd., Tollesboro, Ky. 41189 Phone: 606-584-7744
For some the 25 to 30 mile hiking weekends of the Challenge is just not their thing. Others have asked for some shorter opportunities to get out on the Trace that are not quite as demanding. In response to your request, the STA is hosting a monthly one night hike starting in January where the miles will be held to around 10 miles each day or less. This will give first timers, folks just getting started a chance to build their skills and confidence in the back country. THIS IS NOT A GUIDED HIKE but experienced hike leaders will be along to answer questions, help with navigation and familiarize you with the Trace, Kentucky's Long Trail.
Dog Slaughter Falls on the Way to Sheltowee Trace
The first hike January 26, 27 will be a "winter survival skills" hike on the Trace hiking from Dog Slaughter Falls trail to Mouth of the Laurel camping that night at Starr Shelter a distance of about 5 miles on Saturday and 5 miles on Sunday. Participants will park at Mouth of Laurel (weather permitting) and shuttle back to start at Lower Dog Slaughter acess trail.Winter forest conditions will give you a great view of the Cumberland River along most of the hike. Trail runs mostly along the hillside and river bottom and would be rated moderate in difficult with no serious climbs.
THIS IS NOT A GUIDED HIKE!
Registration is limited to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 3 for the trip to be a go. Cost will be $25.00 for non-members and $20.00 for members.
Fee can be paid via Paypal or by check sent to STA Office list above in the the header of this page.
Bark Camp Shelter on the Trace