Over the entire 323 miles of the Sheltowee, there are several commercial providers of shuttles and individual providers that work with the STA and our Chapters to provide shuttle assistance. A list of providers is available by clicking the link below. Commercial shuttles have set rates with some negotiations. Private individuals who shuttle may or may not charge. Please ask upfront what the fee will be and be prepared to pay in cash.
Trail Angels and Trail Towns
A growing network of "trail angels" and partners is taking shape as the STA continues to work with local communities along the Trace. All but one of the close-by towns on or near the Sheltowee are certified or are working toward certification. Trail Towns are there to assist backpackers and other users and to provide services to the outdoor adventure community.
Trail angels work individually to assist users where and when they can.
For information on Trail Towns, Trail Angels and our partners along the Trace click the button below.
We hope you will have a safe and enjoyable experience on the Trace. But if you find yourself in an emergency situation it pays to have a plan.
If you are injured, bleeding or broken bones or other injuries and you don't think you can go on, attempt to call 911. Most of the high terrain along the Sheltowee has cell service. If you are in a group or with a partner, have them assist you, and when you're ok for them to leave, they should attempt to hike out to the nearest road or where they can get cell service.
Click on the button below for additional information on being prepared in the event of an emergency.