Sheltowee Trace: Section 23 is a 14.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Livingston, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

This section of the Sheltowee Trace, located on London Ranger District, crosses the Rockcastle River and follows KY 490 for 1.5 miles. The trail leaves the road and winds up a ridge and back down to Denny Branch. The trail comes to Forest Service Road 4078 where it follows paved and gravel roadway for the next 8 miles (to its junction with Forest Service Road 736), leading to the Camp Wildcat battlefield monument. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail continues south down the gravel road (KY 737) into the drainage of Shetland Creek and eventually joins Forest Service Road 760, which is paved. The trail follows this road to US 25 and turns north. An interpretive sign on the west side of US 25 tells the story of the Wilderness Road. The trail crosses I-75 on KY 909, where a gas station and store are available.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty decent little haul. Quite a few opportunities for water, as it mostly follows Rockcastle River. The part closest to Denny Branch is very overgrown. Mostly highway/gravel roads.

hiking
7 months ago