Blair Spring Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 669 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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forest

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blowdown
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rocky
6 months ago

This is a great trail... if you’re horseback riding. Unfortunately for hikers, there are dozens of areas along the trail that the horses have turned into bogs and mud pits. The rules of the trail state that horseback riders should proceed through muddy areas, but any area where hikers have formed side trails to get around the bogs have been compromised by the horses as well. Another rule is that you should throw your horse piles 200’ off trail, but that isn’t happening either. Poop is everywhere. I can see where that rule is kind of dumb, horses poop a lot and having to dismount every few hundred yards to toss a pile would be annoying, but rules are rules and we’re in a National Park. Probably one of the most disappointing aspect of this trail is the litter: beer bottles and cans strewn throughout by, you guessed it, horseback riders. An afternoon trail ride doesn’t exclude you from the “pack it in, pack it out” rule! I know it isn’t every horse person doing this, probably just a handful are to blame, but they’re giving the good ones a bad rep. My wife is a horse person, has two Tennessee Walkers and trail rides as well, and she thought this was horrible. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have some common courtesy and some respect for not only the rules, but the natural surroundings and wildlife. Otherwise, don’t come out here. Go ride in a junk yard or something.

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