"The good scenery begins before you even leave your vehicle on this hike, as you pass a pair of small arches en route to the trailhead on FS 119. Once on the trail, hikers join the Rockcastle Narrows East Loop, then the Sheltowee Trace to reach Van Hook Falls. Backtrack on the Trace from the falls and continue the loop, first atop the Cane Creek Gorge, then in it.
Join the Rockcastle River where it is part of Lake Cumberland, then head upriver to where the Rockcastle flows, passing the Rockcastle Narrows, a massive jumble of boulders that constricts the river into a noisy crashing flow of whitewater. Leave the Rockcastle upstream of the Narrows and climb to a rockhouse with a waterfall of its own. A quiet ridge walk completes the loop Outstanding Features: Van Hook Falls, Rockcastle Narrows, waterfalls, and Lake Cumberland"