Explore the most popular walking trails near Morehead with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Short but pleasant. Easy.
No great view at the top but a lot of beautiful nature along the way.

Trailhead is hard to find and easy to miss.

Hit this one late fall into work yet for the best views.

Nice trail for running. Watch out for bikers.

Downed trees on path but a great trail run and beautiful view of lake.

Hiked this while camping at twin knobs. Was a good little trail.

2 months ago

Not much to see during July. You can see the Lake and Dam once you get to the ridge. It was a little weedy. Check for ticks frequently. I found two on me halfway up. We parked in the wildlife area and walked to the trail. This app did A great job and was very accurate. Once you get to the end you can hangout where Big Limestone Trail and and a path that leads to the Visitor Center and take a little break.

Ps. Mountain bikers use this path. Be aware of your surroundings.

3 months ago

The Rodburn loop is nice and easy. Great for younger hikers to get them interested. Also, the is a trail off this Trail not listed on this App. Across the creek it’s a decent incline for .8 miles. Rises about 35 floors(using my apple activity app). At the top it splits and has some beautiful views.

5 months ago

This is a nice trail. The trailhead is a bit hard to find, though it is accurately marked on the map here. If you park in the wildlife viewing area, you can access it off the forest road across the road. The actual trailhead parking is back toward town a little ways, but has limited parking. The trail starts boring to be honest, but once you cross the bridge over the creek, it gets much better. The climb up to the ridge is a pretty good climb if you are not used to this type of hike. Once on the top you get some good views of the river and surrounding area as you hike the ridge. At least I did in early spring, I imagine once the trees leaf out, that view is gone. To be fair, I did not hike this entire trail, but pretty close. I chose to find a quiet spot off the trail and enjoy being in the woods. It was pretty quiet, except for the occasional car passing on KY801 below you. It doesn't look that close, but you can almost always hear the traffic. So why did I only give it 4 stars? This is a nice hike on a 4 mile trail with very few others on it, and it is well maintained. But there isn't much to see. If you like green tunnels this is a 5. If you like vistas, this is a 3. I averaged it and made it a 4.

Great hike!

Nice little trail!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Convenient and simple little mile loop to get away from the noise.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saw a myriad of mushrooms, a beaver, some geese and nearly stepped on a copperhead on the SE side of the lake, but I did get bitten by a dozen or so ticks. I hope to go back and incorporate some of the Sheltowee trail next time.

Monday, August 14, 2017

gotta pay $10 to get to the trail. start of the trail is surrounded by camp sites, later in the trail has some good views of the lake. can't way it was worth paying to hike tho.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

great hike ain't been for awhile whooped my butt today

Monday, July 10, 2017

A pleasant and clearly marked trail with enjoyable terrain. We walked this trail when the trees were in full leaf. As a result, the views of Cave Run Lake were quite limited though an early spring or late fall hike may offer a better view. Be sure to take bug or tick repellent.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Very scenic! Great hike for anyone!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

If you're looking for great views or unique geological formations then this trail isn't for you, but if you love other aspects of walking in the forest, then you may be pleasantly surprised like I was. I'm really into mycology, so finding loads of chanterelle mushrooms on the way to the top of the knob automatically made this hike enjoyable for me.

my best friend and I are section hiking the sheltowee this year. from what we've experienced, and talking to others who have hiked it's full length, the first 20 miles are the hardest. the first time we were out we hiked the northern terminus to dry branch road which is section 1-2. the next go will be next week and we hope to knock out the next half of the hardest miles. we were very disappointed by how many broads there were. it made finding a spot to camp, but the trail was easy to follow, challenging, beautiful and just our pace. it's also nice that there's not much traffic, but the trails are well maintained.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great quick trail! Moderately difficult.

trail running
Saturday, April 15, 2017

There's a actually a bunch of trails at this trailhead. Very woodsy with beautiful scenery and changing views. Check out the pics.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nothing special, but a good little hike right on campus.

we will hike this Sheltowee Trace in its full length. Started from the Northern terminal at the trail head on November 9th 2016. I will spend my 71st birthday on this hike with my son Tom. We left at 3pm and hiked in 2 miles and stopped for the night. Right away we are aware of deer. We are trying to get this hike in before Saturday's Deer Seasons open. This trail has many private property signs along the trail. The blaze marks are also very good. First night temperature got down to 31deg. At 4.2 miles there is a good camping spot with water to be filtered. At Dry branch which is 10miles there is water from a faucet at a property owner that is very hiker friendly. We left a vehicle here because it is close to the halfway point for this leg. We went on through the cattle gate here until we came to the next cattle gate. We made sure to close them to keep his cattle in. At 11 miles we set up another camp. Next morning set out again and came to Holly Branch and a road where we could filter water. This is at 12miles. From here it is up a valley then a steep climb to a log road that parallels Hi way 64 for about 3/4 miles where at 15 miles we cross over hi way 64. Walked the forestry Ridge Rd for 4 miles then to Morehead to get the other vehicle. Total hike was about 26 miles. The scenery is hilly with lots of wildlife. We plan to repeat this action on following legs. Take two vehicles. Put one at trailhead and the other one at the end.

Did a portion of this trail in the springtime.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Good trail. A challenge for beginners.

This is a section hike of the Sheltowee Trace. I have mapped it out after carefully studying multiple maps. I will be backpacking this section in a couple of weeks (Memorial Day Weekend) and will bring a copy of this map along with a map I purchased to reference and take notes. I will also record my trip and update this map upon completing the hike with any necessary changes and a follow-up review. I will do this for each section of the trail while trying to stay between 30-40 miles per each section. This will create a multitude of 3-day trips for those who may want to hike the Sheltowee Trace in sections.

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