Big Hollow North and South Loops Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#24 of 25 trails in

Big Hollow North and South Loops Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

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hiking
5 months ago

Rated moderate for distance but not a difficult hike. The trail is well maintained and horses are not allowed on most of the trail unlike other areas of the park. You will need to park at the Maple Springs trailhead where there are toilets and picnic benches. The first mile is a connector trail to the Big Hollow trailhead which is mixed use for mountain biking and horseback riding. The Big Hollow portion consists of 2 loops joined in the middle by a connector trail which is great if you decide to make it a shorter hike. We encountered only 6 people on a Spring weekend with great weather.