I grew up around Mammoth Cave, so I've hiked this trail all of my life. Now that I live in Washington State, I don't spend much time here anymore, so it was nice to return yesterday and hike this one with a friend. I'll be hiking it again with my father tomorrow. This is a very populated trail, and the Kentucky summer heat can be pretty unforgiving, but I still think it's one of the best trails in this area. When the place isn't flooded (like it was yesterday) I sometimes cool off in River Styx or Echo River with a dip.

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rocky
4 days ago

Peaceful yet a bit boring of a trail. If you like variety this is not your trail. A few muddy patches but overall fine. 5 miles round trip to the campsite and back.

Very nice trail, some paved and nice bridges built

Fun hike, but a little bit of a workout coming back up. At the back of heritage trail we took the switchbacks down to the spring. Kids loved it, but we were sweating by the time we got back to the top. We are a full time RV family of 9. (FindYourCrazy.org). Today we had my wife and I plus our 8, 9, 11, and 11 year old special needs twins. We left our two dogs at home today, but wish we had brought them. Everyone did great.

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rocky
16 days ago

Super pretty trail leading to campground that is about 3 miles away. Very pretty with water by campsite. However, it was very rocky and muddy! A horse trail so lots of poop. Not to mention, ticks like crazy. We still had a good time. But I had bites all over me!

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scramble
1 month ago

Nice 6 mile hike ends at campsite on Green river. Nice elevation change easy down little tougher back. Bring good bug repellant. You will need small branch to clear webs as scrub is close. Pay attention lots of wild life but you will walk right by it if you don't.

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

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over grown
1 month ago

I wouldn’t do this trail again! It was severely trampled with tons of muddy hoof trampled parts of the trail. All the creeks were empty due to lack of rain yet the trail was in horrible shape and flying bugs were attacking even with the use of bug sprays.

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

This is trail running nirvana. Definitely will be back.

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rocky
1 month ago

Took the kids here for a Social Distancing hike. The scenery was excellent. The road to get there is paved until the last couple miles. From there is it a gravel road. Park at the Temple Hill Trailhead. The trail starts off easy enough, but due to rain a couple days ago there were still areas that were quite muddy. The trail is easy to see and is well marked. However, (and this is the reason for 4 stars) this trail is popular with horseback riders. If you plan to hike this trail expect to find horse biscuits along the way. Even for horse riding, be aware that there are large rocks and trees that cross the path. Not so bad for hikers to scramble around the trees, but could be a challenge for riders.

My kids, pup and I love this trail. It has pretty views and easy trails. I carry my two year old in a kelty kids backpack carrier and it’s super easy conditions for this (around 30lbs) We have been twice during quarantine and both times have only passed two to three families. This is during the weekdays after 4:30. If you stay until around 7, you’ll see deer close by.

I would recommend starting with Sal Hollow! 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.

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

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muddy
2 months ago

a little muddy but to be expected with all the rain we've had. one particular blowdown that should be taken care of but it's navigable. nice trail, well marked and maintained

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2 months ago

Was looking forward to this trail the ferry was not running due to COVID 19

beautiful wild flowers on Easter Sunday! perfect hike.

Decent trail, nice view of the Green River.

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rocky
3 months ago

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