Section 34 Sheltowee Trace Trail #100

Area Status: Open

Section 34 of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail begins at the Junction of KY 92 and KY 1363. This section travels along the western bank of the Big South Fork River from Yamacraw Bridge to Rock Creek. The ballast-filled concrete arch railroad that spans the Big South Fork River at the entrance to Rock Creek was the largest of its type in the south when built in 1907. This bridge connected the small communities along Rock Creek with the main coal offices in Stearns, KY. This section of the Sheltowee Trace passes through the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which is managed by the National Park Service; a backcountry camping permit is required. If you choose to walk the railroad, use extreme caution. 

Sheltowee Trace Section 34 Guide and Map


Trailhead: KY 92 and KY 1363

At a Glance

Permit Info: Backcountry permits are required for overnight camping in the backcountry on National Park Service land. 
Operated By: U.S. Park Service
Information Center: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841
606-376-3787 (KY Visitor Information)
423-286-7275 (TN Visitor Information)
423-569-9778 (TN Headquarters)

General Information


South of Whitley City, follow KY 92 west to Yamacraw Bridge.


Parking is available at KY 92/east side of Yamacraw Bridge. 

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Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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