Looking for a great trail in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Mammoth Cave National Park ranging from 0.8 to 10.9 miles and from 442 to 974 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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
bugs
muddy
3 days ago

Great views. Wonderful foliage and wild flowers. I highly recommend the trail

easy historic trail

I would definitely recommend this trail.....at first glance it was just something to pass a little time. However, if you go slightly off trail towards the river then you will be rewarded with great views and interesting landscapes!

I would definitely recommend this trail.....at first glance it was just something to pass a little time. However, if you go slightly off trail towards the river then you will be rewarded with great views and interesting landscapes!

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail. Will do again

Beautiful views, mixed terrain, great for families, broken up so you can do just a short hike. Definitely worth it!

We have done a lot of trails by the visitors center, which are all fantastic. we are trying to branch out into the park. this trail is flat which is great for kids but we spent all our energy navigating mud and horse poop. I will skip this one in the future.

hiking
14 days ago

Super easy hike. Honestly don't know why it's rated moderate. The trail is gravel & relatively level. The most difficult part was around the sink hole & it was just a bunch of step (very easy to navigate) but do need to be able to navigate stairs. Trail signage said that it 1 mile but according to my pedometer it was closer to 2 miles.

Definitely would recommend going to this cave, absolutely beautiful. Me and my hubby took the domes and drip stones tour and loved it.

hiking
muddy
rocky
19 days ago

nice easy peaceful trail

nice easy walk. handicap accessible

Excellent!
Up and down over mountain , early spring , a few flowers blooming and trees leafing.

Love this trail. Easy to follow.

hiking
27 days ago

Very cool views of the sinkhole from multiple angles.

hiking
1 month ago

An easy, quick trail to do but I thought it was a fun stop! There’s a platform that sneaks under some of the rocks that was gorgeous.

Pleasant hike. Nice views.

This trail is actually challenging and a bit mucky at times, but probably one of the better areas to get away in the Bowling Green Area. I actually felt like I was in the wilderness and saw few people.

Great views and not quite as busy as other park trails. There are some nice views and it does connect into other trails to make for a really long hike.

Good for a walk but not much to see and can be busy.

Pretty and fun to see. Typically busy.

I enjoy this hike. It's pretty and has some elevation change to get you a little exercise.

hiking
1 month ago

Busy trail in a pretty forest.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool due to the history of Floyd Collins, but too short to really call it a trail.

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

muddy
1 month ago

Peaceful, moderately hiked. The stairs at the last .8 were more moderate than easy. daffodils bloomed. Saw a few deer and squirrels.

on Buffalo Trail

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Ok trail. Really mostly just an old park road. It does make a good cool down for the trip back to TH.

hiking
1 month ago

Neat trail to burn some calories, but not a lot of sites...

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