Hike Caney Loop Trail at Cave Run Lake



8.8 miles

Elevation Gain

1047 ft

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Added by Kristian Conway

Excellent loop trail that offers great views of Cave Run Lake!

Starting at the Stoney Cove Trailhead, take the trail to the left. This trail was previously marked as trail #1226. However, after the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 was rerouted, they now run together. Therefore, the trail is very well marked by a white diamond with a turtle, signifying the Sheltowee Trace. This trail follows the shoreline of Cave Run Lake, offering great views, for 6.2 miles before turning inland, following the Caney Creek embayment. A well marked intersection will indicate the final leg of the trail. At this intersection, you will turn right, back towards Stoney Cove. This inland portion marked by a white diamond is 2.6 miles long, returning you to your starting point. 

Keep in mind that this is a multi-use trail and sees a good bit of horse traffic. Make sure to be prepared for mud! Maps can be found at the Cumberland District Ranger Office which is very near the Trailhead!

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