Belgian Loop Trail #624

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Note: Belgian Loop Trail #624 from Chrisman Cemetery to the Sheltowee Trace at Barren Fork Creek is temporarily closed due to hazardous tread conditions and hazard trees. Trail 624 is still open from the end of Flat Rock Road down to the Sheltowee Trace near Pigeon Roost Branch.

Belgian Loop Trail, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, follows the ridge for about one mile before descending to Barren Fork. To make a loop, cross the creek and follow the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail to your left. After approximately 3/4-mile, the trail will reconnect with the Belgian Loop. The trail will make a steep climb to the ridgetop and then level out. It will  follow the ridge until it meets an old logging road. Turn left onto the old logging road, which will bring you back to Forest Service Road 682. Follow this to return to the cemetery.


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Trail connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail - Section 30 (9 miles)

Trailhead: Forest Service Road 682 near Chrisman Cemetery
Latitude: 36.7868  Longitude: -84.44315

Nearby Facilities: Barren Fork Horse Camp


At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: This trail is a multiple use trail open to horses and hiking. Please share the trail. 16-01-10 Barren Fork Horse Camp and Bell Farm Horse Camp
Camping or maintaining a campsite for more than 14 consecutive days is prohibited. Riding, hitching, tethering or hobbling a horse or other saddle or pack animal must be conducted according to posted instructions. View Map
Closest Towns: Whitley City
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 Hwy 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

General Information


Follow US 27 north of the Stearns Ranger District office for approximately 1.8 miles. At Flat Rock Baptist Church, turn right and follow the road approximately 2.5 miles to another dirt road on the right. Chrisman Cemetery will be on your right just after you turn onto this dirt road. 


Limited parking is available at the turnoff near Chrisman Cemetery or park at Barren Fork Horse Camp or US 27 Trailhead and ride connector trails.



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Difficulty Level: Most Difficult