Explore the most popular cave 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.

hiking
13 days 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 unique trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail to hike, interesting geology. Very pretty.

nature trips
1 month ago

Great variety of wildflowers

Can be done in a day if starting early. This is a relatively flat trail that you can easily crank out high mileage. Horses have really hurt the trail, and views are limited but better in the winter.

Just meh.

very pretty trail

super easy trail to hike

on Cedar Sink Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Different trail then the others. Very pretty in the fall & some interesting sites along this hike.

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

hiking
7 months ago

A fun must-see feature if you're visiting Mammoth Cave! Trail has enough grade to provide a bit of a workout without being obnoxious, and has some excellent scenery in the bottom of the sink. We took the right side of the loop and went counterclockwise. This delayed the appearance of some of the better views, and is probably the best way to do it. Grade in is downhill, with the steepest part being exiting the sink. Several sets of steel stairs there, so footing/safety isn't a problem. Would do it again!

easy trail for adults may be challenging for young children under 8 because of the stairs. not much to see at the beginning however it's relaxing and as you go further it surprises you. loved this trail was a fun walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Really unique hike to see a sinkhole where a subterranean river makes a brief appearance before going back underground. Lots of stairs, and may not be suitable for those afraid of heights.

Easygoing

Great in the spring

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail partially paved then rock. Got to see the old entrance to the cave, takes you right along the river for some nice views of it as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail even the kids did good with hiking it

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Short. Easy. Interesting read.

The McCoy part is really tight and over grown. And the horses have really done a number in places.

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!

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.

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

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is lazily maintained and is quite disappointing. If you manage to skillfully avoid the piles of horse manure and deep, large areas of mud, congratulations - you can focus on the boring scenery.
My son fell asleep almost immediately.
Not for me.

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

10 months ago

Fun, short trail. More strenuous then I thought. Interesting terrian.

hiking
11 months ago

had a blast on this trail. it was me and 2 friends with 6 kids (8, 6, 6, 5, 2, 1) we had a great time! loved the side trails! we ended up hiking 3 miles since we explored all the side trails. (all the kids walked the entire thing except the 1 yr old. i had her in a carrier the entire time)

hiking
11 months ago

Connects Visitor Center area to Echo River Spring, passing Mammoth Dome sink and White's Cave in the process. Not too steep. Part of what this site calls the Green River Bluffs Trail.

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