GIVE TODAY TO THE ORNDORFF LEGACY FUND! 100 % of your tax deductible gifts go toward endowing the future of the Trace and the work of the STA so generations to come can enjoy and benefit from the STNRT.   Give Now!

LEARN ABOUT THE STNRT - STA  J &  H The Outdoor Store      

Host STA Thursday, August 31 from 6 to 7.      

Learn More About the STNRT and the work of the STA.       

Free and open to the public.  If you are in the area, come by and help us tell the STNRT / STA story to folks who are new to the Trace.      Might even be surprised what you learn and win a door prize from the STA.


Annual J & H The Outdoor Store Gear and Beer Day to Benefit the work of the STA.  Saturday, September 16 and 11 AM.

Registration Open - 2017 Hiker Challenge Section 9 - Flat Rock Church to Great Meadows


Registration is now open for Section 9 of the STA 2017 Hiker Challenge from Flat Rock Church to Great Meadows Campground.  Fall is in the air (we hope) so that means some great temps, warm camp fires, great sleeping weather, beautiful colors and trail conditions.  This section leads you out of the Daniel Boone National Forest and into the Big South Fork NRRA.       Another 32 mile section, that takes you across Rock Creek twice so bring those water shoes and a camp set up deep in the woods.  Time to wean you off the support vehicle so rethink your pack weight, hike strategy.       These last 3 months you will be in the woods each Saturday night.      Friday night camp will be at Great Meadows Campground, the location for shuttle pickup.  Because of the difficulty of finding the campground in the dark we strongly recommend you come in on Friday and camp or stay in Whitley City or Stearns at a hotel.      Shuttle is at 6:30 from Great Meadows.  Saturday is 16 miles and Sunday is 16 miles.  There is one 6 mile gravel road walk on Sunday.  You will finish crossing Rock Creek which will for once be timed just right as you will be at the end of your hike.      Dayhikers are encouraged to come join us for one day as these sections are rated easy to moderate. Returning End to Enders may start appearing as this is historically some of the best hiking on the Trace.    

When:  Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:30 PM EDT -to- Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT Add it to your Calendar        Where: STNRT - Great Meadows Campground  Rock Creek 

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.        Register Now!  

Steve Barbour  Sheltowee Trace Association  606-386-3636

 SHARE YOUR ADVENTURE                      ​The STA Annual Conference and Member Meeting will take place late September, early October.  We are always looking for presentations on other trails and adventures.  If your summer travel plans call for visiting a National Park, a National Forest for a hike, bike ride or horseback ride and you wish to share your adventure during the Conference, please let us know.  Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and give the audience a sense of the process you went through organizing the trip, the highlights of the trip and any lessons learned from your experience.  To get on the agenda please send an email to