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  • 5. Sheltowee Trace

    This trailhead accesses the 0.5 mile Sheltowee Connector Trail #211, which offers beautiful river views as it follows the Wild and Scenic Red River. It junctions with the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail near the Suspension Bridge. The 319 mile long Sheltowee Trace travels the entire length of the Daniel Boone National Forest. North of the Suspension Bridge, the Sheltowee travels along the base of sandstone cliffs, past Indian Arch, and enters into the 13,000 acre federally designated Clifty Wilderness. Further north, the trail travels through Cave Run Lake and Pioneer Weapons Area until finally ending at its northern terminus 25 miles north of Morehead. To the south, the Sheltowee crosses the Red River via the 160 foot long Suspension Bridge, winds through the heart of the Red River Gorge, passes by Whittleton Arch and into Natural Bridge State Park. The Sheltowee continues south through the Daniel Boone National Forest, Laurel River Lake, Cumberland Falls State Resort park, and ends at its southern terminus at Burnt Mill in the Tennessee portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.