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Sheltowee Trace Trail at Laurel lake

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
36.94111143010769
Longitude
-84.2706298828125
Trail Directions
Take 192 from London towards Laurel Lake.Parkng area is at the junction of 1193 and 192.You will find the trail head right where you park.
Trail Length
8.4 miles one way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Baldrock
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Vetran Southern KY Rider , from London

Summary:
As described this is a very low tech trail, good for introducing older kids to MTB riding. Plenty of scenic views of lake. During summer it can be populated by boaters and campers, so be careful on blind curves.

Recommended Route:
Park at 192/1193 split parking lot

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cross 192 and go north on Sheltowee Trace. Since '98 trail has been "cleaned up" by cyclists wanting a lower tech ride. Ride about 2 miles and cross Cane Creek to Van Hook Falls (Very Technical). Carry bike above the Falls and take new trail 120 to Winding Stair Gap trail (aggressive technical switchbacks, dh's and climbs). Take Stair Gap to Forest Road 119 and head south. This takes you back to area above Van Hook Falls. For Variety, when you cross back over Cane Creek, you can ride Forest Road 109 to 192, and ride the road 2 miles back to the parking lot. Total distance around 11-13 miles. Moderate to Highly Technical. I've ridden it about 12-15 times a year. The small waterfalls and scenic areas are wonderful. Use your ears to find some of the hidden waterfalls.



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Review Date
January 21, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: John & Shirley , from Traverse City, MI

Summary:
An easy ride with great scenery. The National Forest Service keeps the trail free of roots and fallen trees. They have also constructed wooden bridges over the tributary creeks. We were there in late October, at the peak of fall color and were the only ones using the trail that we know of. The Holly Bay Campground is almost empty at that time too, leaving several lake view campsites available.

Recommended Route:
Start at Holly Bay Dam and go west.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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Review Date
July 16, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Cage , from Williamsburg, KY

Summary:
A really nice trail because its not TOO difficult but you can make it more challenging just by going faster. No long killer uphills or downhills, and no ATVs. Somehow although the trail is mostly level the ride back on the highway is mostly downhill (magic?) and goes MUCH quicker than the trail portion of the loop

Recommended Route:
You can park just past the west end of the dam, cross the road to find the trail, follow all the way to to the junction of 192 and 1193 and take 1193 back to where you parked. You may get lost around Holly Bay Marina. If that happens, just take the road out of the marina and look for the place where the trail crosses the marina road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Uh, you tell me.



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Review Date
May 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: John , from W hitley City KY

Summary:
Good for all levels, and Very fast. This is rolling single track that has a great veiw of the lake. Good place to take someone who is new to biking, Not very Tech. Good riders will love the speed and variation in terrain. For a more technical ride go pass 192 and down Cane Creek, Very tech downhill!

Recommended Route:
Start at the Holly Bay Dam, Cross dam and start trail, Go to 192 and come back ~20 miles round trip

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cane Creek



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Review Date
December 29, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bob , from lexington

Summary:
this trail flat rocks. either direction you choose it is great. best of all, there are hundreds of access points cause its 262 miles long!. it runs from tennessee to northern entucky at cave lake!

Recommended Route:
north or south from Holly Bay campground and Laurel Lake dam

Other recommended trails in the same area:
sellers ridge ohv route



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