Sheltowee Trace National Receation Trail

The Sheltowee Trace is 319-mile back country trail through Daniel Boone National Forest, Big South Fork NRRA, and Natural Bridge, Cumberland Falls, & Pickett State Parks in Kentucky and Tennessee as of 2015

Post photos & GPS data depicting each mile of the Sheltowee Trace and connecting trails. An interactive map gives mile markers and topo downloads.

The goal of this site is to map the Sheltowee Trace and the Daniel Boone NF with your help. A guide will be published.

Sheltowee Trace Map

Maps with trail and recreation areas

It's always time for a hike!

Sheltowee Trace North MapSheltowee Trace Trail Map

1:31,680 scale map that shows the ST from the northern terminus to Burnt Mill Bridge in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Is available in the Sheltowee Trace North and South map sets.

Map contains mile makers for the ST, connecting trails for section hiking, 50-ft elevaiton contours, and GPS lat/lon grid. Full-color maps.

Current outrageGIS maps

North map: $12

South map: $16

Available laminated

ThruHiking Journals

Over the years a few folks have hiked the entire ST, sometimes more than once! They logged their trips with journals and offer them here for your reading. Thanks to their great reporting, we have a sense of the trail conditions and hiker experiences that we can't get anywhere else, expect on trail.

I. B. Me
Sheltowee Wanderer
Chester's Thru-Hike

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Sheltowee Trace Association

Consider becoming a supporting member of the Sheltowee Trace Association by visiting The Sheltowee Trace Association is commited to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting the Sheltowee Trace as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of all users and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people. Visit to learn more and to join the STA.

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Photos from the Big Turtle Photo Club

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Mapping the Sheltowee Trace is forum and interactive map for The Sheltowee Trace. When we started mapping the ST it was a 260-mile backcountry trail connecting recreation in Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Falls & Natural Bridge State Resort Parks, and the Big South Fork National Recreation Area.

Over the subsequence 10 years, the ST has grown nearly 60 miles in length. This site is a record of that growth. outrageGIS mapping creates trail maps and guides for backcountry camping and trail exploration.

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