Mammoth Cave Park Long Loop Trail is a 15.7 mile loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, KY and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
This trail looks like it is never used. Couldn't walk two steps without getting cobweb into our faces. Had to dodge spiders too. Trail is too narrow in some areas. We didn't feel comfortable hiking it since we saw 2 snakes right on the trail - one was very little and looked like a garden snake. Another was huge timber rattlesnake. Narrow trail makes it impossible to see if there are any snakes on the trail. Had to move very slowly.
Trail seemed like it was going to be nice but we didn't make it to far after getting tons of seed ticks on our legs. We saw reviews of the same thing happening to other people. I suggest going prepared!
It didn't feel right not to do some hiking here! Easy, chill. The blast of cold air coming from a cave access point was cool (literally and figuratively).
Horses have ruined most of the trails at Mammoth Cave. If visiting here be prepared to spend a lot of time blazing trails around horse mudhole's.
We didn't hike the whole trail but the short amount we did was great. We headed into the cave and explored around a little while before calling it a day.
Love this trail! We hiked a good amount and then headed to the cave for a blast of cool air... lovely! Really a gorgeous park. Will also suggest a strenuous hike in the cave itself as a great adventure... though pay attention ... when they say strenuous they mean it. We saw kids wearing flip flops having to be carried by their parents up steep hills... dress appropriately and make sure your kids are up to the challenge!
This is a great place for camping and hiking . Wonderful trails with wildflowers, wildlife and nature plus you have one of the cleanest and quietest camp grounds right in the National Park with bathrooms and showers and a supply store . Very impressed and nice peaceful hikes
Done this twice and would do it again! Park at the Cool Springs Church trailhead...take the cool springs trail to the bluffs. Overnight if you wish and explore! Only small complaint is that this trail is used by horses so it can be muddy, pitted with hoof steps (watch your ankles) and you'll dodge horse apples. Hikied once, trail ran it once...Excellent workout!