Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Limestone Bike Trail #109 to KY 801. Located in a natural forest setting away from roads. Passes several wildlife ponds before heading west, down a ridge to the district office parking lot.  Trail Difficulty Level: More Difficult.

Mountain biking and Hiking PermittedThis section of the Sheltowee Trace is open to hiking and mountain biking. Horse and motorized use not permitted.

This section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail ends at KY 801 across from the Cumberland Ranger District office and Visitor Center.

Trailhead: Cumberland District Office and Visitor Center

Trail Connections:

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Heavy
  • This section of the Trace is open to mountain biking and hiking use only. Horse and motorized use are prohibited.
  • Stay on designated trails. No cross country travel. Don't cut switchbacks.
  • Obey trail use designations as signed.
  • Respect seasonal closures. Avoid using trails when wet. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones.
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


Parking is available at the Morehead Ranger District Visitor Center.


From Forest Service Road 16, across from the Twin Knobs Recreation Area - Pass three gated roads on your right and turn left on the next road, which is Forest Service Road 964. Park along the road and hike to the gate. Hike 3.5 miles along the Big Limestone Trail to its intersection with the Sheltowee Trace.


Parking is available at the Cumberland Ranger Station.



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