The Sheltowee Trace Trail Is The Single Most Dangerous Hike In All Of Kentucky
By Celina Colby|Published June 29, 2021
Celina Colby is a Boston-based writer and native New Englander who has been covering travel, arts, food, and culture nationally for ten years. When she's not on deadline you can often find her reading, sewing, and searching for the perfect empanada.
The Sheltowee Trace Trail spans nearly 323 miles, from the Northern corner of Kentucky winding all the way to Tennessee. Most of the trail can be found in the Daniel Boone National Forest. When taken in small pieces as day trips or side trails, the Sheltowee can be utilized by hikers of all levels. But for those who attempt to hike the trail in its entirety, serious survival skills will be needed.
The Sheltowee Trace Trail was named in honor of Daniel Boone. Sheltowee was the name given to him by Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee tribe. And if you’re planning to hike the whole trail, you’re going to want Daniel Boone level survival skills to do it.
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