Buffalo Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Buffalo Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles
206 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding



Mammoth Cave National Park P.O. Box 7 Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 270-758-2180

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This trail is an easy hike and pretty in the fall. As a hiker I avoid most of the trails on the west side of the park during Spring and Summer, because of heavy horse traffic making the trails mud holes. This trail, however, is wide (it doubles as a service road) and so it's not as beaten by horses.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nice walk, wide gravel road/path. I added a couple of pictures. You can't tell by looking but the one shows a deep area where the water runs into the caves, I assume.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

this is an old gravel road, easy walk and if you go to the Bluffs campground at the end, you will find a small waterfall, it is just a trickle now but in the spring it is nice!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Pretty much just a connector trail to Sal Hollow, Turnhole Bend.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016