Duff Branch Trail #440

Area Status: Open
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Duff Branch Trail #440 Map

Duff Branch Trail is located near Grove Boat-In Campground on Laurel River Lake. Laurel River Lake is located on London Ranger District and features 5,600 acres of clear, deep water and nearly 200 miles of tree-lined shore.

Duff Branch Trail is the hiking route into Grove Boat-In Campground. The trail takes off from C-Loop parking area in Grove Campground and leads to a ridgetop which offers a good view of Laurel River Lake. In May, mountain laurel puts on a great display. 

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Grove Boat-In Campground, a US Fee Area, is located on a wooded ridge above Laurel River Lake. Grove Marina is a full-service marina located within 1/2-mile of the campground. The marina is open year round. 

Nearby Trails: 
Spruce Creek Trail #441 (0.25-mile)
Fishing Point Trail #442 (0.5-mile)
Singing Hills Trail #443 (0.5-mile)
Oak Branch Trail #444 (0.5-mile)

At a Glance

Fees A fee is required to camp at the Grove Boat-in Campground. View Recreation Schedule and Fees (pdf)
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to motorized vehicles and horses
Closest Towns: Corbin
Water: Drinking water is available at Grove Campground (April - November).
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744  

General Information


From I-75, take exit 25 and travel west on US 25 for 5 miles. Turn right on KY 1193. Go 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 558. Go 3 miles to the Grove Recreation Area.


This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. 


Parking is available at Grove Campground, April to November. 



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