Beautiful hike...breathtaking views. Saw a Northern Copperhead and Timber Rattlesnake. Paths were wide open and well maintained.

Nice and shady. The only problem is that horse riders seemingly don't follow the signs, because they've torn up the trail where there are very visible signs prohibiting horseback riding. If it's even remotely wet, some sections will be more than a bit muddy.

hiking
bugs
5 days ago

One of my favorite trails at Mammoth Cave. Yesterday after a rain still a great trail to hike on. A few families on the trail. Was able to keep the social distance .

We love this trail; section hiked all of it and now duplicating sections. We have enjoyed every time! Even saw a northern copperhead on one early evening when there was a lot of water along the trail. The gravel goes from finely crushed, pea-sized to marble-sized gravel, thicker in some places. It’s mostly flat but has some steep grades (biking) and gently rolling hills to offer an occasional challenge. Even after lots of rain, the trail has not been covered in water but drains off into the woods. Lots of historical markings, scattered benches. It’s a lovely forested, mostly shaded path. We have enjoyed the many wildflowers along the path, open meadows near Diamond Caverns which has a shaded picnic table and bench, and Sloan’s Crossing Pond, a delightful eco system with an easy, flat boardwalk (.4 loop) for an extra diversion), cemeteries, and historic railroad cars near the beginning (Visitor Center). There are several access points along the trail so you can customize your own hike. It’s our go-to hiking trail even though it’s a good 45 minutes from our home.

Nice trail with easy stairs and great views. The kids loved it!

Awesome but relatively rough for us but enjoyed no doubt. Trails were clear, steap and rocky in places. Just the way we like it.

horseback riding
muddy
over grown
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Me and my girlfriend walked 5.5 miles total, after checking out everything. There were several ways to go back but we took the WHOLE trail. We had our dog with us and it was a bit challenging at times but overall the perfect hiking experience. River views, breathtaking hills and incredible view points. I would definitely recommend and go again.

This is trail running nirvana. Definitely will be back.

Turtles snakes squirrels and frogs oh my!

Excellent ride from start to the finish of the trail. Smooth with some hills that allow you to pick up some good speed. Beautiful scenery. Enjoyed it and will definitely ride this again.

Good all around trail. once you get to the end it's very scenic

hiking
1 month ago

The trail has verey nice and it had good views

I did only the North Loop which was 7.7 miles including the hike to the trailhead from the parking lot. It was easy but agree not much to see except the woods. Didn't see a soul so it was a peaceful hike.

I would recommend starting with the Sal Hollow trail from Maple Springs Trailhead parking. There was a waterfall at mile 1.5, a cave spring at 2.0 and lots of creek crossings and some really neat mushrooms and fungus. Trail was very muddy from lots of horses and Poison Oak and Ivy were everywhere (late April.) Buffalo Trail and Turnhole Bend Trail were the most boring I have ever been on. Based on the map we thought we could get a views of Green River if we went down to the campsite. No such luck. Just wide flat straight trail and trees/underbrush for over 3 miles. Another review said there was a social trail to the water but I couldn’t find it. We did set up tree hammocks overlooking the forrest decline at Turnhole Bend Campsite to rest and have lunch before heading back. Whole trip was a little over 9 miles.

Did the north loop only. Very easy trail, but not much to see in terms of views. had a wonderful time, it was quiet and never saw another person.

Nice maintained trail. Beautiful spring day. Lots of green moss and blooming flowers.

Amazing ride, especially for beginners.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful beginner trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent beginner trail. Be ready for some cardio on the way out.

awesome trail. really easy for children and old people.

This was a very enjoyable trail with several interesting highlights. The main event of the trail is the giant sink hole and small river at the end loop. There are several steep steps going down and coming back up. There are many benches and trail is well maintained.

Decent trail, nice view of the Green River.

Long trail, if you want a place where there are few people and a long way to go then this trail is good. However there is a lot of dead leaves and trees along the way making the trail seem repetitive for the miles it has. If you are looking for wildflowers and species this isn’t a top choice, however it still holds a few species that might be worth seeing.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple trail well maintained, lush with wildflowers this time of year.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice trail! Beautiful day to see scenery, even came across couple of deer! Nice day!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Took the grandkids out for a walk. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery. Stairs will get you if your not in shape.

hiking
2 months ago

A great way to kill time if you are waiting around for your ranger guided tour.

Showing results 1 - 29 of 736