Explore the most popular camping trails in Mammoth Cave National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

well marked trails. gorgeous views. highly recommended

The trail was fairly easy; but has amazing views! I highly recommend it. Many areas to stop for a rest or just to take in the amazing energy there.

2 months ago

Its a good day hike. Trail is well marked and maintained but not a lot of great views. Cozy little campsite at the next to the river. Didn't see any wildlife when I went.

Awesome trail. Very beautiful scenery. Lots of wildlife. An outstanding 1 hour hike

Loved this hike! We cobbled together the Sunset Point, River Styx Spring, and Green River Bluff trails to create a good loop. This trail has some good inclines and great overlooks of Sunset Point, the River Styx Spring, and the Green River. Also took a short detour to Dixon Cave. Saw a few deer as well.

nice trail with beautiful views. Close to the visitor center

Fun trail. Offers different options of you want to take shortcuts. Very wooded hike (wear your bug spray). Fun addition to a Mammoth Cave tour.

great views and so quite please, I love it, I will come back again for sure...!

hiking
7 months ago

Very scenic, well marked and maintained. Not too strenuous. Challenging, but not intimidating. Did the Violet City Cave tour in the afternoon!!! Great Day!

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was in good condition. Several benches along the way if you need to rest, as well as overlooks with nicely constructed decks and walkways.

Trail in very good condition, trees provide ample shad and some nice views of the green river. Elevation changes pretty easy to manage.

very pretty trail

hiking
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Not as scenic at the beginning as it is at the end.

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

My husband and I took our pit bull and Bassett with us on this trip. It was a good hike, especially for dogs!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Really nice camp site

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nice

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wasn't too difficult and had a beautiful overlook on the trail.

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

Hiked this trail late May and it was absolutely beautiful! It was very well kept and was marked well. The loop has many places where you can cut the hike short and head to the visitor center. We did a 4.25 mile hike in the morning and caught a cave tour in the afternoon.

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

Was not able to make it to the trail since we were coming from the south and the ferry was closed. Wasn't sure how else to get to the trail so we went to the trails by the mammoth cave national park visitor center.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I started at the trailhead near the picnic area and looped into the River Styx Trail. I was planning on looping into the Dixon Trail and back again for one big loop but my dog was getting tired! The trail itself is really nice and easily manageable, lots of pretty scenery, and not too strenuous. I went later in the afternoon and it wasn't highly trafficked which I prefer. My dog thought it was awesome! Hope to complete the full loop between the three trails next time!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I expected the trail to be torn up from horses but not near to the extent that it was. It also seemed excessively unmaintained considering how mamy trees were down on the trail. only once I hiked past the first creek campsites did the trail finally start to seem in reasonable condition. so I wouldn't have to hike back through all that I ended up taking Hutchin ferry rd back up to first creek trail head. about 15 ft from the trail head I saw a small copperhead, and then on houchin ferry rd I found a large timber rattlesnake that had been ran over.

Monday, July 24, 2017

We went at 6:30, and didn't see another person until we we're within view of the visitor center. It was the first "real" trail for our kids (ages 8 and 5), and they loved it! Their favorite part was seeing the wildlife. We counted 16 deer, 3 turkeys, 1 turtle, and numerous creepy-crawlies including snakes (only 2), spiders, and caterpillars. There were plenty of gorgeous spots to take breaks, and the challenging portions were just long enough to build their endurance but short enough to keep their interest (and the whining that accompanies being 5) at bay. It was an easy family hike, and we can't wait to return.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice almost 5 mile loop plenty to look at areas of interest to deviate off the path.

backpacking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

We had AT&T cell service throughout this trail, and at Campsite A. There were quite a few muddy spots on the trail, and it was 1 person width in some areas with tall vegetation on either side.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Interesting trail that you can customize with other trails to make a loop. A cave and overlooks highlight this trail.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

This loop consists of numerous trails, and it offers a nice tour of Mammoth Cave's surface features, which include Mammoth Dome sink, two large springs (outflows for cave water), and Green River views. Starts at the Visitor Center, so nice hike to take while you are waiting for a cave tour.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Not great, a lot of climbing for no views of the river. Eco springs trail was more enjoyable.

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I hiked this trail 4/22/17 on my way back to IN. Well marked, nice inclines. The view from the scenic outlook was amazing. It was raining when I was there so everything was a vibrant green. Definitely worth the detour off of 65N.

trail running
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This trail is pretty nice- I showed up around 9 am to try and beat the trail traffic and was mostly successful. Beautiful trail for a jog but you'll be tempted to stop to take it in quite often.

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