Duff Branch Trail #440


Area Status: Open

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. 

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.  Campers register and pay at a self-serve pay station. $20/single; $35/double. Recreation Permits and Passes
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Corbin, KY
Water: Drinking water is available at Grove Campground (April - November).
Information Center:   The London District Office has temporarily relocated to the US Forest Service/US Army Corps of Engineers Resource Managers Office on KY 1193 between Holly Bay Marina and Laurel River Lake Spillway and Beach (view map). Call 859-428-7706 before visiting.

General Information

Directions:

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.


Accessibility:

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


Parking:

Parking is available at Grove Campground, April to November. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.75 miles

  Latitude : 
36.945621

  Longitude : 
-84.216132