Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A

Area Status: Open

Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A, located on London Ranger District, begins just above the boat ramp parking area at Bee Rock Campground and leads upstream 1.25-mile to the mouth of Cane Creek. There is no bridge across the creek, so hikers who wish to continue on the Rockcastle Narrows East Trail or Winding Stair Gap Trail must ford the creek. The trail lies between the cliffline and the backwaters of Lake Cumberland. It passes through mostly beech and hemlock forest.

Bee Rock Campground features camping units on both sides of the Rockcastle River. The Laurel County side is open all year. The Pulaski County side of the campground is open from mid April to mid October; call the London District office for exact dates. Low lying areas are prone to flooding, so be alert for flooding when driving, camping or crossing streams in this area. Swift currents and undertows can make swimming and wading very hazardous.

Nearby Facilities:

Nearby Trails:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
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).

General Information


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


From I-75 at London exit 38, travel west on KY 192. Proceed 18 miles to the bridge over Rockcastle River between Somerset and London. Before bridge, turn right onto Forest Road 624 to Bee Rock Campground on the Laurel County side. 


Parking is available at the Bee Rock boat ramp. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking


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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude :