Rockcastle Narrows Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Somerset, Kentucky. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Trial #401 Rockastle Narrows trailhead is at Bee Rock Campground, KY 192, and Forest Road 119. It connects with Sheltowee Trace.
Good walking. Signage sparse in some sections.
I took the trail from 192, very easy not that much uphill and very well marked, there was mud on the trail in a few places and you had to cross streams every now and then but overall a great Trail!
one of my favorite day trails. have gotten slightly lost a few times because of confusion with markers. took friends and they lived it. great scenery and varied terrain. nice hike
We hiked this trail in mid-December with no snow on the ground. Beautiful scenery and a rewarding overlook when you reach the top of the mountain.
We started at the #503 trailhead and came back out on the #529, which joins #503 near the overlook. The trail is easy until the last mile or so, when you leave the river and go uphill. The climb here is moderate to challenging depending on your fitness level.
The trail could be more clearly marked. Allow plenty of time for getting lost and finding your way again so you're not out after dark. When you're going up the hill you'll cross a gravel road; the trail continues straight across the road and #529 splits off to the left just before the overlook.
All in all, I'd say this could become one of your favorite trails in the area.