Sheltowee Trace

backpackers crossing wooden bridge and stairs

Cumberland Falls to KY 700 Section 28 and 29

00.00 Cross hwy 80 bridge over South for of cumberland river.

00.10 turn left into woods and descend toward river crossing wooden foot bridge.

00.40 cross another wooden foot bridge following along the river.

01.43 trail passes through narrow gap in the rocks under large rock face.

01.62 climb wooden steeps. beautiful rock houses and rock formations.

02.00 Illegal campground. Do not camp here.

02.33 Trail junction with Blue BB trail. continue straight along river.

03.24 Campsite where small tributary spills into the Cumberland River. Nice campsite.

03.73 Campsite near many ATV trail crossings.

.04.48 Campsite on river near class I rapids.

04.81 Trail becomes more rugged, lot’s of deadfall and boulders, before emerging on gravel road that begins to ascend.

5.99 Gravel road ends at Ky 700, turn left and begin ascent on Ky 700. this section is steep and has limited shoulder to walk on.

08.25 Trail leaves Ky 700 to the left and descends along a drainage before climbing back up to Ky 700.

09.63 Trail crosses Ky 700 and begins to descend toward Indian Creek.

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Last Modified 11/5/18

Cumberland Falls RainbowKentucky Contacts

Red River Gorge
Stanton Ranger District
705 W. College Ave.
Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-2852

Sheltowee Trace
London Ranger District
761 S. Laurel Road
London, KY 40744 606-864-4163

Tennesse Contacts

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Park Headquarters
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, Tennessee 37841
Park Headquarters - (423) 569-9778
Visitor Center - Tennessee - (931) 879-3625
Visitor Center - Kentucky - (606) 376-5073

Pickett State Park
4605 Pickett Park Highway
Jamestown, TN 38556
(931) 879-5821

Getting There

Trail head 192/1193—Take I-75 to London Ky, exit on KY 192 west to Junction at KY 1193. Trail head parking is on the left just before the junction.

Laurel Lake Dam—Take I-75 to London Ky, exit on KY 192 west to Junction at KY 1193. Turn left and follow KY 1193 to Dam.

Cumberland Falls—Southbound on I-75 exit Corbin, Ky, on KY 25 south. Follow KY 25 to KY 90 and turn right, continue west on KY 90 into the park.

Cumberland Falls—Northbound on I-75 exit Goldbug, Ky, on KY 25 north. Follow KY 25 to KY 90 and turn left, continue west on KY 90 into the park.

Trail head Ky 1274—Take I-64 to KY 36 Owingsville exit. Follow KY 36 to KY 1274, Turn left.

Cave Run Lake—Take I-64 to US 60 exit 123. Follow US 60 to Salt Lick, KY. Turn right on KY 211, follow through town. Turn left on Clear Clear Creek Rd.

Pickett State Park—Take I-40 to Exit 317 and take Hwy. 127 north for 46 miles. Turn right on Hwy. 154 and travel another 12 miles to the park entrance.

Pickett State Park—Southbound on I-75 take KY 461 south to KY 80, take 80 west to U.S. 27, take 27 south to Oneida and follow TN 297 west to TN 154. Turn Right follow TN 154 2.6 miles, park is on the left.

Pickett State Park—Northbound on I-75 take TN 63 west to U.S. 27, take 27 north to Oneida and follow TN 297 west to TN 154. Turn Right follow TN 154 2.6 miles, park is on the left.

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