This section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail begins at the Cumberland Ranger District office on KY 801 at Cave Run Lake and ends at the Clear Creek Lake trailhead. It is popular with many trail users because of its close proximity to Cave Run Lake and connections to other trails.
KY 801 to Clear Creek Campground. Travels west along KY 801 and then turns south on KY 826, crossing the dam and then down to Stoney Cove Picnic area. Day-use parking for vehicles and horse trailers at Stoney Cove or Clear Creek. Borders the Pioneer Weapons WMA to the east. Horses must stay on marked route through emergency spillway. Trail Difficulty Level: More Difficult.
Horse use and hiking are permitted. Mountain biking and motorized use are not permitted. Closed to horse use from Dec. 16 to May 14.