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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 16

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Length

9.3 Miles 15.0 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

742' 226 m

Ascent

-678' -207 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

1,304' 397 m

High

750' 229 m

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The complete Section 16, including paved road.

Chris Chaney

Overview

Dogs: Leashed

Description

Beginning at the north end at Standing Rock, follow paved KY 1036 along a ridge past a few houses and old oil equipment. After a steep, fast descent the road turns to gravel and winds along Little Sinking Creek for a good distance past scattered houses and more oil extraction paraphernalia.

The Trace then turns south into a more intimate section of Little Sinking that has been abused by OHVs but when dry, has the feel of a nice dirt singletrack. Near the mouth of Little Sinking Creek, the Trace crosses Big Sinking Creek in a stunning location. On one side is an old stone bridge abutment and on the other is a magnificent limestone rock house. Immediately after crossing the creek, there is a steep and technical climb through a limestone band to gain a shoulder. The road turns back to gravel quickly, and after a moderate reprieve, you face the imposing New Virginia Road climb.

Once at the top, the riding relaxes to a gravel grinder on a broad ridge.

At KY 52 you can go left (east) to a county park with restrooms and a small country store.

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Nov 4, 2017
Chris Chaney
Fig XV
Jan 31, 2016
Chris Chaney
Lee County still has a lot of snow on the ground despite the warm temps. Creeks are up with snowmelt

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