Van Hook Falls and Cane Creek Valley

MODERATE 66 reviews

Van Hook Falls and Cane Creek Valley is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near London, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
6 days ago

Check the precipation history before you do this hike. I went six days and the falls were barely dripping, today it was roaring. Also there are a couple others falls on the way and another farther up on the East Narrows Trail.

I did the extended loop, which runs East to the Narrows and started above Vanhook falls. I do not recommend this loop unless you are few feet on it. Trees were down everywhere and the narrows, while roaring, pretty much couldn't be seen for the most part. I did get one good Vista tho and the waterfall was pretty awesome. Also the small campsite by the narrows was littered, the worst I've seen on a trail this year. However, the East Narrows Trail was clearly marked with white diamonds and with the signage was where it needed to be, with the exception of the winding ridge side trail, it was marked with blue tape.I only got turned around once. It's 11 to 13 miles so if you decide to do the loop, give yourself the necessary time.

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12 days ago

Went hiking today, it's a VERY decent trail. I believe it's longer than 2 1/2 miles. The falls were dry and there wasn't any water whatsoever. It was a great hike otherwise!!

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27 days ago

1 month ago

long hard trial. small waterfall. don't come unless you want to hike forever

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1 month ago

Really nice trail. Training myself to take on the entire Shelltowee Trace this fall.

1 month ago

Very nice hike but waterfall dry also hike to yahoo falls earlier the same day but no water flowing.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail! But most of all I really enjoyed the Falls. One even though it was breathtaking cold, loved playing around in it with the kids.

2 months ago

Easy trail with several waterfalls along the route. You have not made it to Van Hook Falls until you pass 2 bridges and a bench.

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3 months ago

Great easy trail with lots to see.

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