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Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990. The park's 52,835 acres (21,382 ha) are located primarily in Edmonson County, Kentucky, with small areas extending eastward into Hart County and Barren County. It is centered around the Green River, with a tributary, the Nolin River, feeding into the Green just inside the park. With a confirmed 365 miles of passageways it is by far the world's longest known cave system, being well over twice as long as the second longest cave system, which is South Dakota's Jewel Cave with 145 miles of passageways. Cave animals include five bat species, the Kentucky cave shrimp, cave fish, and cave salamanders. Above ground there are rivers, hiking trails, sinkholes, and springs.

hiking
5 days ago

Part of a 21 mile loop I hiked starting at First Creek parking lot.
First night: Stayed at First Creek campsite B
Walked to McCoy Hollow Trail
Second Night: Stayed at McCoy Hollow Campsite
Walked to Wet Prong Trail and connected back at the parking lot.

https://faithdeblistered.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/mammoth-cave-first-creek-loop/

Part of a 21 mile loop I hiked starting at First Creek parking lot.
First night: Stayed at First Creek campsite B
Walked to McCoy Hollow Trail
Second Night: Stayed at McCoy Hollow Campsite
Walked to Wet Prong Trail and connected back at the parking lot.

https://faithdeblistered.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/mammoth-cave-first-creek-loop/

hiking
5 days ago

Part of a 21 mile loop I hiked starting at First Creek parking lot.
First night: Stayed at First Creek campsite B
Walked to McCoy Hollow Trail
Second Night: Stayed at McCoy Hollow Campsite
Walked to Wet Prong Trail and connected back at the parking lot.

https://faithdeblistered.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/mammoth-cave-first-creek-loop/

Short and easy loop that passes the original Mammoth Cave entrance, another cave, and the river. Saw some deer along the way!

Great trail with nice views of the green river. Great for elevation gains.

Great Trail! Hiked it in January and there were many great views I couldn't have seen if there had been leaves on the trees. Make sure you look at Dixon Cave when you're hiking it! Later in the trail, you'll see more and more of the river. Would heartily recommend to anyone in the park!

hiking
1 month ago

Connected this w the Wet Prong trail and made a burly day hike out of it. 2-16-12

Made fer a decent switchback at times and acted as a great connecting trail..

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate loop trail. Lots of changes in elevation.

hiking
1 month ago

WE were there when it was raining. The trail was covered with fallen leaves and very muddy. Beautiful trail, but kind of repetitive after a mile, the view doesn't change.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Would love to see it in the Spring.

hiking
1 month ago

Clean area, nice trail, great view. Close to parking lot near the ferry. Really easy trail.

This trail will kick your ass, but you can usually find a gem located in these tough trails.

It was a very short trail but nice, it took about 10 minutes to walk around and when I got back my car had been broken into. Turns out alot of people have had the same fate. So just becareful.