Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 12

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is located on Cumberland Ranger District. It begins on KY 460 and continues to KY 715 at the suspension bridge. The trail winds through the forest with mostly pine-hardwood on the ridges. Huge beech and oak trees tower over a dense rhododendron understory from Salt Fork Branch to Gladie Creek. Part of the trail is within the Clifty Wilderness.

Make this page look nicer by submitting photos of your hike on this trail. Learn more...

Red River Gorge Brochure (pdf)

Trail Connections:

Nearby Facilities: Gladie Visitor Center

Red River Gorge 36x36 Map

Avenza Digital Maps

A Red River Gorge digital map is available from the Avenza Maps online map store. For the best user experience, use our maps within a GPS-enabled mobile app such as Avenza Maps. To find a map, go to Avenza's Get Maps page and search to locate a map.

At a Glance

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.
Open Season: Open All Year
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


From Slade, travel west on KY 15 for 1.4 miles to KY 77 on the right. Follow KY 77 for 13.7 miles to the KY 77/460 intersection. 



Show detail SHOW