Cedar Sink Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Cedar Sink Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Park City, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

super easy trail to hike

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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!

4 months ago

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
4 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.

4 months ago

Great in the spring

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
10 months ago

Very pretty little walk through the woods. Nice, well kept trail. Very neat scenery with the sink hole, flowing water, rock overhangs, and side trails. All of Mammoth Cave is pet friendly including this trail. Trail is great for dogs. There are two stair cases one of which is perfect for dogs however the other is only suitable for large dogs due to the gaps in steps. We carried out little dog up those couple of steps. Worth your time if you are near by!

10 months ago

Beautiful spring time trail.
Lots of stairs.
Trails are wide enough to walk side by side. I could easily spend a lot of time in the sink. Very peaceful location.

hiking
10 months ago

A beautiful springtime hike!

hiking
11 months ago

wildflowers are always great here, going into the caves is a big no no.

11 months ago

I recommend going off trail and crawling through the caves. Free passage into mammoth cave.

11 months ago

Beautiful area. lots of steps but not really hard, maybe moderate. There is a side trail at the bottom which I highly recommend you take to see the large overhangs.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Beautiful. Would love to see it in the Spring.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Quick and easy, nicely marked trail.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

This was a fairly easy hike until the stairs. The sink area is interesting, but if you don't have a lot of time, I recommend sticking to the hikes in Mammoth Cave near the visitor's center. I enjoyed them a lot more.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Short but beautiful. The trail descends, then there are a lot of stairs that make this easier trail a little bit more challenging, but you can stop and take in your surroundings, then continue.

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

it was a short trail, very easy trail but lots of steps. very scenic and lots of places to explore off trail!

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The trail is short, but deep. If I were teaching geography, I'd love to take my students on this trail!

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