Sheltowee Trace Trail to KY 192 is a 20.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Corbin, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,742 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Access from Corbin via Hwy 90 to Cumberland Falls and Bee Creek Rd and Robert Blair Hwy for Lake portions.

1 month ago

Hiked with a friend a few weeks ago with the intention of camping on the trail. It's a beautiful hike. Pretty good workout with an overnight pack on your back. Definitely not for beginners. Crossed paths with a bear about 5 miles in. It ran away from us and we kept on hiking. Stopped to eat a few miles later and coincidentally came across bear prints in the exact location. At that point I decided to head back to my vehicle. Again, the bear was not aggressive or even curious. I'm just a very nervous person when it comes to bears. We actually heard it run away from us again when we passed back through.

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1 month ago

Hiked the section from Cumberland Falls to Holly Bay Campground over two days, about 17 miles. Trail was more technical than previous reviews had indicated. Great views and good camping spots, but lots of scrambling, overgrown and poorly maintained areas, a creek crossing, multiple downed trees, rock laden paths, and a large section of narrow trail along a ridge line tilted at a 45 degree angle. Difficult to traverse with a 25-30 lb pack on your back.

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1 month ago

Went for a solo trip started from Ky 192, and wanted to finish at Cumberland Falls. Trail was well marked, however starting from this location not much to see. Hiked 10.5 miles the first day found a nice place to camp. Next morning they were calling for severe thunderstorms so I decided to pack up and hike back. Will definitely finish this trip, but will start from Cumberland Falls.

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10 months ago

Great trail for an over night trip. Unlimited watering points, plenty of camping spots and a lot of scenery. Dog slaughter and Bark Camp Creek falls are off of this trail so that's an added bonus. A couple of Sheltowee shelters along the way also. Next to the RRG, probably the most hiked section of the Sheltowee.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Amazing trail to hike and camp on. There are so many different kinds of landscape and geological formations on this trail. Just completed it on Saturday afternoon and it took about 2 days at a comfortable pace. We collected drinking water from from the clean pools at the base of the waterfall closest to Bark Camp
Shelter using iodine tablets and it wasn't half bad. Definitely bring more water than you think you'll need. I packed in 2 gallons and it wasn't nearly enough. Get in touch with the folks at the DuPont Lodge ahead of time to schedule a return shuttle or a room for recovery. Definitely would do it again.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

One of my favorite places to go! Beautiful and there were so many ferns and beautiful moss everywhere, if you're into that kinda stuff. The falls are remarkably beautiful.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

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.

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