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Sheltowee Trace

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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Latitude
37.457963163657475
Longitude
-84.03270721435547
Trail Directions
Take hiway 421 south out of Berea and just past waneta before you get to Mckee the Sheltowee Trace crosses hiway 421. There is a sign letting you know you are entering the Daniel Boone National Forest, turn right and park here. The trail is all double track and has something for everyone: hills, downhills, hard pack, rocks, roots, sand, one small section of gravel road, etc. The ride starts off with a 1 mile climb and does not get much easier. From trail head to Stree campground is 9 miles, if you turn around here and go back the ride is 18 miles total. If you throw the loop in at Stree the ride will be a total of 24 miles. This is one of the best rides Kentucky has to offer, period, even if it is all double track. Try it some time if you dont believe me. You will be one whipped puppy when you get back to the truck.
Trail Length
18 to 24 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Waneta [ just before McKee on Hiway 421 south]
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dan , from Atlanta GA

Summary:
I was suprised by this trail. I thought that this trail way out in cooterville was going to be dissapointing. It was fast, fun, and strenuous. Its built by and for ATV users, and occasionally you see one out there. But, its off road cycling at its finest with a couple long climbs, good fast descents, and some great moguls. I had a really good time. Now, if you guys would just get out there and work on the trail to get rid of some of those nasty waterholes by building funnels and waterbars, you'd have a top-notch trail. I would love to help, so someone get hold of me and I'll drive up from Hotlanta to work on the place with you.
I can't help but to think of the movie Deliverance while riding this trail...

Recommended Route:
I don't live there. Follow the directions from someone else



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Review Date
November 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: dee and c mountain biking , from lexington, KY

Summary:
Absolutely an "ass kicking" 24 mile ride. In regard to previous review, true there are numerous rocks and roots to negotiate, so all you candy ass "rail to trail" riders should just stay at the house. Hop on the trail via Sandgap and follow trail to S-Tree Campgroud. Directly across gravel road from campground, proceed around a 4 mile loop and thereafter enjoy the awesome decent back to Sandgap. NOT for the faint of heart. Run this baby in the summer and it will "Whip your ass." Bring a fully loaded hydro!!!! A little nasty following rain.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Turkey Foot



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Review Date
August 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Shelly Kellogg , from Lexington

Summary:
I do not recommend this trail unless you have a full suspension and/or don't mind constantly dodging and being jarred by rocks. I drove all the way from Lexington and was very disappointed in this trail. It really is nothing more than a rocky two-track ATV trail that is like riding on a stream bed. Not fun.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I wish I had other trails to recommend. There is so much beautiful mountain area here that could provide some really great trails. They just need to be built. I would do it if I had the know-how and some help.



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Review Date
June 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: brutass , from Richmond, KY, US

Summary:
This section of the trail is shorter for half day rides. It too begins with a mile climb but gets easier on top as your riding mostly ridge line. Views are great. Mostly hard pack with some sand and rock areas. If you clean the section to the top, you're better than I. Once there, its really nice. This section is about five miles and crosses KY 89 where I stopped. Recommend going back on the trail as KY 89 is shoulderless and dangerous. One small stream crossing at beginning then be prepared to climb!!!

Recommended Route:
Go South on US 421 for about another half mile past and turn left on Elisha Branch road. The Trail head to the east section of the trail is on the right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you take KY 89 South from McKee to where the one lane bridge crosses the Rockcastle river, turn right at the trail marker. This is the other end of the western trail side. A good ride with a couple wet crossings(you will get wet). Kinda casual aside from that. Road open to motor vehicles as well so when you park, don't block the entrance.



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