Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Clear Creek Lake Trailhead / Boat Launch 
1291 Clear Creek Rd.
Salt Lick, KY 40371

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Vicky Lantz 
Sheltowee Trace Association 

Cave Run Lake Backpacking Trip 

Join us for a 22-mile section of the Sheltowee Trace Trail in Cave Run Lake. This backpacking trip is for those who have all their backpacking gear and have at least 1 night’s experience backpacking. It is recommended that you have experience hiking 10 miles in a day.  We will get shuttled from the Clear Creek Lake trailhead / boat launch parking area to Mill Branch, just south of Morehead. The total mileage for the weekend will be about 22 miles. 9 miles on Saturday and 13 miles on Sunday. We will camp at Stoney Cove.

Fee: $15 per person. Pay online using the registration link.

Register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=tst6vpeab&oeidk=a07eg8zqy9e7dd03be4

Date: Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th

Time: Saturday at 10am until Sunday at about 5pm

Place: https://goo.gl/maps/dSnvPnWGgEs

            Parking will be at the Clear Creek Lake trailhead / Boat launch.

            Please arrive before 10am in order to load up the shuttle van.



Everyone will be responsible for their own meals. We will have a campfire and wood for cooking, or anyone is welcome to use my backpacking stove. Bring alcohol if you’d like- I will be!


Since this section stays on the ridge-top quite a bit, there aren’t any reliable places to filter water from in the summer. The best place to get water will be from the Cave Run Lake itself. It is only a short walk from the campsite.


Everyone will be responsible for bringing their own gear. If there is an item you’re missing and you’d like to borrow, email me and let me know. There are fantastic spots to hang your hammock at the campsite.

Packing Tips

Late May means summer weather down in Kentucky. Plan for mosquitos and ticks. When I backpacked this section last summer, I had some small seed ticks attached to my socks and some got through to my skin. You can prevent this by spraying your socks, boots, and pants with permethrin (available at Walmart and outdoor stores). I also recommend bringing a tool for picking ticks out of your skin. They sell special tools at outdoor stores, but you can also use a pair of tweezers just as well.

Clothing is up to your preference. Pants and long sleeves mean less bug bites and ticks, but the weather may be too hot for that to be comfortable. About 90% of this section will be shaded by beautiful woods. Bringing sunscreen and a hat is recommended.


Email Vicky at victorialantz@gmail.com with any questions!