Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 5

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is located on Cumberland Ranger District. From the intersection of Martin Branch Trail #119 to KY 32, this section follows Forest Service Road 977 and crosses under utility lines. From here, 977 ends but the trail continues along the ridge. Hikers will go through private property, and the trail continues further along the ridge to KY 32.

Look for direction signs as the trail descends toward KY 32 across from the Carl Perkins Community center. A right turn will take you to I-64. 

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Trail connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail Section #4 ( 6 miles) and Section #6 (5 miles)

Martins Branch Trail #119 (1.5 miles)
Eagle Lake Trail #114 (1.25 miles)

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Closed to motorized vehicles. 
Martins Branch Trail is closed to horses. 
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


The easiest access to the beginning of this trail section is from Forest Service Road 977. Drive to the gated area and park along the road. Use the Martin Branch Trail to connect to this section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. 



No established parking area is designated for this section of trail. 



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