Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 10

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Section 10 of the Sheltowee Trace is located on Cumberland Ranger District. It begins at Clear Creek Lake and ends at KY 1274. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is one of the most scenic areas on the Cumberland Ranger District.

Clear Creek to KY 1274. Parking available at Clear Creek Lake. Begins along Carrington Ridge leading south of Clear Creek Campground. Scenic ridge-top views just south of
Forest Service Road 908. Passes through area known as the “Sinks” and past a natural arch. Hiking only past the intersection with Forest Service Road #906A. After crossing 908, trail
passes through private land (be sure to stay on the trail) before intersecting with KY 1274.  

Horse Use and Hiking Permitted Horse use and hiking are permitted. Mountain biking and motorized use are not permitted. Closed to horse use from Dec. 16 to May 14.

Trail Connectons: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail Section 9 (11 miles) and Section 11 (5 miles)

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles.
Horses are prohibited in the Clear Creek Campground and Picnic Area.
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


From Salt Lick, follow KY 211 south. Turn right on Forest Service Road #129 at the sign for Zilpo Recreation Area. Follow 129 past Clear Creek Lake and boat ramp. The picnic area will be on the right after the boat ramp.  


Parking is available at Clear Creek Picnic Area.



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