No Business Trail

By Jeremy Patton

No Business Trail is located in Daniel Boone National Forest in Laurel County, Kentucky.

No Business Falls 2-19-16

No Business Falls 2/19/16

This trail parallels the east side of No Business Branch. As far as I know, it is unofficial. I somehow accessed it from Bald Rock Cemetery near KY-192, but I do not remember my exact movements. I plan to return this fall to explore the area more thoroughly.

No Business Falls is located about 0.8 miles upstream from the mouth of No Business Branch at the Rockcastle River. The falls reside at a confluence of No Business Branch and an unnamed tributary. A rickety ladder and frayed rope aid the ascent to the base of the falls, but it is still quite a struggle. The waterfall is marvelous.

2/19/16

2/19/16

No Business Arch and its accompanying waterfall are located about 150 meters downstream. It is the second obscure arch that I have found in Laurel County that is perched atop a high bluff with a waterfall plummeting beneath it. The trail passes nearby, so it is easy to locate.

No Business Arch From Below 2-19-16

No Business Arch From Below 2/19/16

I back-tracked, climbed the bluff and bushwhacked to the top of the arch. This off-trail excursion was time-consuming, difficult and dangerous, especially with snow and ice on the ground. I do not recommend it.

No Business Arch 2/19/16

No Business Arch 2/19/16

No Business Arch 2/19/16

No Business Arch 2/19/16

No Business Double Falls lives about 300 meters further downstream. The thin, two-tier waterfall leaps from the soaring bluff.

No Business Double Falls 2/19/16

No Business Double Falls 2/19/16

The trail disappears not far from the last major confluence with an unnamed tributary. The confluence resides about 500 meters from the river.

There were more sights worthy of this article and several unexplored segments of waterway. I hope to make an update soon.

Added 8/8/16