Dixon Cave Trail Loop

EASY 7 reviews
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Dixon Cave Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

This trail leads up to Dixon Cave. You are not allowed in the cave as bats are hibernating and to prevent white-nose syndrome.

walking
6 months ago

Short and easy loop that passes the original Mammoth Cave entrance, another cave, and the river. Saw some deer along the way!

8 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Not much to see at the cave entrance. I went by in a loop to Dixon Cave, Green River, and then back on River Styx which worked out great.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

We walked the entire trail including the massive stairs at the beginning - end. It was strenuous in my opinion, if you start at the top picnic area then go to the Mammoth Cave entrance. Great views!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Nice uphill walk. Shortest route is starting from behind the visitors center. Downhill on pavement until reaching the entrance to Mammoth Cave, then uphill on a nice trail to Dixon Cave. Can only get a view from a two level deck overlook.

hiking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

A nice little evening walk through the woods.

hiking
Sunday, December 30, 2012

A short climb to Dixon Cave which. The cave is off-limits to protect bats.