Rockcastle Narrows East #401

Area Status: Open

Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401 and a segment of the Sheltowee Trace form a 6-mile loop that can be accessed from the trailheads at KY 192, and Forest Road 119. The 1.8-mile segment winds along the cliffs above Cane Creek before descending through the cliffline at a small waterfall and proceeding along side Cane Creek to the junction with Winding Stair Gap Trail #402. The 2.1-mile segment provides views of the Class III whitewater of the Rockcastle Narrows on the Rockcastle River. The .6-mile segment meanders along Yeul Branch before rejoining the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. This trail is located on the London Ranger District.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
Open Season: Open All Year
Closest Towns: London, KY
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


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


From I-75 London at exit 38, take KY 192 west and go 6 miles. Turn right (north) on Forest Road 56 (sign to Cane Creek WMA) and go 4.7 miles. Turn left (west) on Forest Road 119. Forest Road 119 is gated. 


Limited parking is available at the trailheads off of KY 192 and Forest Service Road 119.  

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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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Toilets: Vault toilet at campground meets accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.

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