Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 9

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

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Horse Use and Hiking Permitted Horse use and hiking are permitted. Mountain biking and motorized use are not permitted. Closed to horse use from Dec. 16 to May 14.

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At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles 
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District 
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351  

General Information


From I-64, take exit 133 and go south on KY 801, across US 60 and then 2.5 miles to the Cumberland Ranger District Visitor Center on the right.


Parking is available at the Visitors Center on KY 801, at Stoney Cove Picnic Area on KY 826 and Clear Creek Picnic Area.



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