Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive is a 36 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mammoth Cave, KY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Very scenic drive through the park. Did this several years back. Beautiful area!
Mammoth Cave is a great place. I'll be back.
We did about 6 miles of the trail while waiting to tour the cave, it was absolutely gorgeous and such clean air.
Not bad at all. Worth the trip again and again. Trails are well kept and the caves are worth the going on the tour. If you get chilled easy bring a very light jacket.
Beautiful and scenic trails, but the real attraction is underground. We took the domes and dripstones tour which is not for anyone that is claustrophobic. The initial descent is 200+ stairs that are extremely narrow in spots. A great contrast to this area of the cave is the historic entrance area. The historic entrance truly lives up the name mammoth cave and should not be missed.
Keep in mind the cave temperature is usually around 60 degrees so you'll want to be sure to bring a jacket even in summer.
Scenic winding country roads.
Mammoth cave national park and surrounding area along the scenic drive is replete with recreational activities, beautiful country. You can easily spend more than week in the area.
Like any national park, Mammoth cave is beautiful year round. My favorite trip is just driving down job corps rd. It leads you from the visitors center area, out of the park to the near by Horse cave exit from I-65. It is a VERY windy steep and narrow rd and I wouldn't recommend it during winter weather conditions but during any other time it is a great secret gem. I live 15 minutes outside the park and drive this many times a year. It winds down into the heart of cave country with tree canopy covered roads and many chances to see deer squirrels and flowering trees and other wildlife. unfortunately you either have to come back down the interstate south to the old park entrance rd or simply turn around to get back to the visitors center. Follow the signs for the old, and not in operation, Dennison ferry from the visitors center...go at least one time youll love it especially when it's autumn and the leaves change!