Area Status: Open
Section 1 (North Terminus Trailhead to Dry Branch Road) is the northern-most section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, located on Cumberland Ranger District. After a short climb, Section 1 follows a relatively level, dry forested ridge-top that parallels the Daniel Boone National Forest boundary for about 7.5 miles.
The trail winds through mostly undisturbed forest without crossing roads. Several woodland ponds along the trail provide excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and aquatic species. The trail does not leave the forested ridge until descending into Dry Branch.
Trailhead: Sheltowee Trace North Terminus
Trail Connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail Section 2 (3 miles)
At a Glance
||Open all year
No motorized vehicles
||U.S. Forest Service
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351
From I-64 take exit 137. Travel north on KY 32 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on KY 377 and go 15 miles to the trailhead, just south of the Lewis County line.
Stay on the trail while on private land. Respect the rights of those who provided the right-of-way for your use.
Parking is available at the trailhead off of KY 377.