Good Spring West Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Cave, KY that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Mammoth Cave National Park P.O. Box 7 Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 270-758-2180
The Good Springs Trail is no longer supported by the park and there is a sign that states that there is no trail access, nonetheless, we followed the trail. There were are lot of downed trees, none of which were very difficult to maneuver around. The trail goes about a mile before connecting with the Dry Prong Trail. We made a left until it connected to three other trails. We took the Creek Trail to the left, which will bring you to the Maple Springs trailhead and parking area. To the left is the road that brought us back to the Good Springs Church. The hike was 3.0 miles. Because of the downed trees and a few small streams on the Good Springs Trail it had the most interest on our entire hike. The Dry Prong Trail had a lot of rutted out areas due to horses, while the Creek Trail was nothing more than an access road.
This trail is nice with great scenery even though I didn't see the falls.
Great hike. The waterfall is a very nice but if don't pay attention you will miss it. It is a nice hidden gem of the park. Before reaching the falls one will cross over a cascade of falls which is nice.
Great trail, shared by horses (watch your ankles) and if it's muddy there's a tall but very low flowing waterfall at the bluffs to take shower in! (not putting those pictures up) in late summer there more butterflies than you can imagine and they congregate around the horse apples!