Sheltowee Trace Trail is a 26.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corbin, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Forest with Cliffs following Rivers and Streams eventually to Laurel Lake. From Lake to Vanhook Falls Forest with a few Streams.
This was my first taste of the Sheltowee and I was hooked. We started at Holly Bay and took out at Cumberland Falls. Bark Camp creek and Dog Slaughter was well worth the wait. We were there during hickory chicken season, and they were all over the place. Also if your big on Spoonbill, bring your pole because the trail runs parallel with the Cumberland River and they have some lunkers! Awesome hike for beginners!
Hiked point to point sections from Cumberland Falls area through DBNF to Dog Slaughter Falls to Bark Camp Shelter to Bark Camp Cascades to Mouth of Laurel Boat Ramp to Laurel Lake Dam to Holly Bay Marina to Vanhook Falls in Laurel County. Approximately 18 to 20 miles. Mostly Easy to Moderate depending on weather conditions.