Cave Run Lake Loop via Caney Trail #1226 and Sheltowee Trace Trail #100:9

based on 12 tracks & routes #54 hike out of 197 in
8.7 mi
5 hrs 4 min
180 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult loop trail in Daniel Boone National Forest.

This trail goes by Cave Run Lake.

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Kevin Johnson 10 years, 12 months ago
Stoney Cove Loop via Caney Trail and Sheltowee Traill
This was a very scenic and relaxing hike by the Lake Cave Run in Daniel Boone National Forest.  The lake is formed by the damming of the Sale Lick river.  The trail documented here, is a loop which begins at the Stoney Cove Trail head.  A kiosk marks the trail head.  The hike begins by starting up the gravel service road.  Once you reach the tree line, Caney Trail (TR 1226) begins on the left.  The trail is marked and the distance is 6.2 miles to theh Sheltowee Trace trail which makes the loop back to the gravel service road.The ups and down are very moderate and if you do any hiking at all  you will not find this difficult in the least. The trail is shared with horse riders and mountain bikers so keep your eyes open.Along the Caney Trail the views of the lake and mountain are beautiful.  You will also hear the sounds of people enjoying the lake; however, I found that relaxing as well.  I saw jet skis, motor boats, house boats, and yes, even sail boats.  Kayak rentals are available in the parking as well.You will have several creek crossings and muddy clay areas along the way but none are any trouble to cross.  After the 6.2 miles you will see the sign (although you have to turn around to see it) directing you back to Stoney Cove, via the Sheltowee Trace trail.  This is a straight shot pretty much back to the parking lot.  
philip.andrews 4 years, 2 months ago