Green River Bluffs Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Green River Bluffs Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, KY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.8 miles 697 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

A point to point trail going from the picnic area down to the Green River along the bluffs.

hiking
2 months ago

Combine it with the River Styx Spring Trail to create a relatively easy loop from the Mammoth Cave NP Visitor Center. You can follow the trail all the way out along the river and return by way of the picnic area and cottages, or cut it short by returning past the Dixon Cave entrance.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail for my kids and myself. My boys are 8 years old and 6 years old. Nice dirt trail in a wooded forest. One side of the trail has a steep incline so you may need to be careful with children. The trail itself has some steep declines and inclines, but overall a nice hike in the woods!

5 months ago

it was a great day hike for the family.

hiking
5 months ago

We did this trail as a family and had a lot of fun. Takes you down hill to the Green river from near the visitors center. We enjoyed the river and two springs down at the bottom. We made this a loop by coming back on the sink hole dome trail. In total it was about 4 miles. It was interesting to see the sink hole because the next day we took the historic cave tour and came up directly underneath that spot.

hiking
5 months ago

Very pretty and pretty easy.

hiking
6 months ago

the trail is well maintained! It was a nice hike!

hiking
8 months ago

We did about half of this trail. I really liked it. Very steep in some spots, beautiful views of the river, lots of cave openings and springs to see. I thought the River Styx was really neat. Going in midsummer was obviously very hot though.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views of river in winter without leaves on the trees. Some great stopping points for pictures along the way.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail - even in the winter. Some tough uphill parts, but pretty easy to moderate. Can enter other trails throughout this hike as well.

camping
1 year ago

Clean, quiet, and the camp store is relatively close. Nice place!

2 years ago

nice easy hike...some strenuous uphills but not for long...beautiful view of Green River and it sandbars and of the high ridges along the river...some nice bottomland mature sycamores and beech trees down by the river banks...

camping
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

You travel high up on the bluffs over the Green River. I went in December and given the lack of foliage, you could see expansive views across the river and down to the river.

camping
4 years ago

Campgrounds well maintained. nice wooded sites. Many recreational activities in the area.

hiking
6 years ago

Bluffs trail can be accessed from three main trails in Mammoth Cave National Park. (Buffalo, Sal Hollow and Good Spring) Bluffs leads to a quaint campsite along the base of a line of bluffs overlooking Buffalo Creek. Beware! There is a large pack of coyotes that roam the area around Buffalo Creek.