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Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 30

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 4.3 (3)

This section is a mixture of challenging singletrack and flat doubletrack.


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Map Key

9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

Singletrack

1,374' 419 m

High

976' 297 m

Low

629' 192 m

Up

568' 173 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Take plenty of water.

Description

The trail starts on old logging road, but don't be fooled into thinking this is an easy trail. You'll quickly encounter tall rock walls and cliffsides which require attention to navigate. The trail switches back and forth between intermediate and difficult skill levels.

There is a doubletrack section in the middle that is flat and approximately three miles long. It is a welcomed sight after the tricky, slow-going singletrack. The doubletrack passes several old mine shafts where cool air can be felt flowing from them on a warm day.

The trailhead at US 27 is not the end. The trail gets smooth and flowy until it T's with gravel Forest Road 682 (Flat Rock Ridge Rd - Christian Cemetery Rd) approximately 3/4 mile further north. This is the end of the singletrack for Section 30.

For more singletrack, turn left on the gravel road and follow the Sheltowee blazes and NRT signs to Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 31 (cross US 27, railroad tracks, and down Wiborg Loop (road) for a short distance). The total road between singletrack is approx. 3/4 mi.

Parking: There is limited parking at the beginning of Section 30. There is a grassy area, part of a dirt road, and a gravel pull-off that will fit one car each. Near the end of Section 30, there is a trailhead with a gravel parking lot on US 27, but this not the end of the trail. Parking is available at the end of Section 30 adjacent to the Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church with a shelter and picnic tables.

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Shared By:

Jeff Carter

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#6914

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#60

in Kentucky

#6,914

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Winter time is gorgeous on Section 30. Icicles block the trail.
Dec 30, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Pedaling up the middle of the creek on the Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 30.
May 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
The trail winds in and out of many towering rocks as it follows the creek.
May 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Nothing like a smooth flowing downhill with a beam of sunshine to make for a perfect afternoon.
May 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Much of Section 30 is quite smooth compared to the rest of the Sheltowee Trace NRT.
May 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Nothing like some good quality narrow singletrack!
May 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY

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Apr 5, 2019
Sean Wiggins
10mi
Apr 14, 2018
Michael(Sambo) Bussell
10mi — 2h 45m
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Carter
18.5mi — 6h 00m
Apr 29, 2017
Jeff Carter
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Apr 15, 2017
Jeff Carter
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