Sheltowee Connector Trail #211

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This location is temporarily shut down to protect the health and safety of visitors and our staff. This site is tentatively reopening on May 22, 2020. Please check back to be sure there are no changes.

Sheltowee Connector Trail #211 follows the Red River to a junction with the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and the suspension bridge across the Red River. 

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This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

Trailhead: Sheltowee Trace/Suspension Bridge Trailhead
Latitude 37.82304754  Longitude -83.62814938

Trail Connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 Section 12 and Section 13

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This location is temporarily shut down. This site is tentatively reopening on May 22, 2020.
Fees None
Permit Info: You must purchase a permit if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Slade
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge  Road
Stanton, KY 40380

General Information


From Slade, travel west on KY 11/15 and then turn right onto KY 77. Follow 77 through Nada Tunnel and across the Red River to KY 715. Follow 715 approximately 2.5 miles to a gravel road on the right that leads to a parking area.


This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.


Parking is available at the trailhead.



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