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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Sections 4 - 7

Intermediate/Difficult

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19.9 mile 32.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,411' 430 m
Descent: -1,332' -406 m
High: 1,299' 396 m
Low: 708' 216 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

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This portion of the Sheltowee Trace was rerouted to go through downtown Morehead.

Chris Chaney

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Description

This long segment includes Sections 4 through 7 of the Sheltowee. It begins just after the trail crosses I-64 at the end of Sheltowee Trace NRT: Sections 2 & 3 and follows a wooded ridge for a good distance until it is over the town of Morehead. The descent into town is via the Eagle Lake Trail which deposits you on the campus of Morehead State University.

After passing through the city (and the offices of the Sheltowee Trace Association at the Morehead Conference Center), the trail crosses US 60, winds through a neighborhood and then continues up a valley before climbing up to meet Big Limestone on top of the ridge.

This section is popular with the downtown Morehead mountain biking crowd and is incorporated into longer road/trail rides for loops and long out-and-back jaunts.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jul 17, 2015
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Tranquility on Eagle Lake
Jul 13, 2015 near Morehead, KY
Turning onto Big Limestone
Jul 5, 2015 near Morehead, KY
Gravel grinding along Big Limestone
Jul 20, 2015 near Morehead, KY
Early fall reflections
Jul 13, 2015 near Morehead, KY

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