Echo River Spring Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Echo River Spring Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

This trail that takes you pass two springs and to the banks of the Styx river before returning to the trail. The trail is heavily wooded and a moderate incline. It connects the River Styx Trail to the Mammoth Dome Sink Trail.

27 days ago

portion of it is closed to make handicap accessible

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice hike through the woods. Trails marked well. River views . Saw a dear.

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6 months ago

Very accessible trail, felt like a light to moderate difficulty. Gravel all through and boardwalks over any difficult terrain, which it seems is to be expected on heavily trafficked national park trails. This time of year the woods are filled with beautiful yellow daffodils. What I liked most about this trail was knowing I was hiking right above a huge cave. There were several entrance points and a sink hole that were very interesting! Also, Sunset Point is just a short aside from the main trail and is a beautiful overlook of the park.

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8 months ago

Moderate loop trail. Lots of changes in elevation.

10 months ago

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11 months ago

A pretty mostly wooded trail by the Green River that takes you out to the southern end of the Mammoth Cave NP Visitor Center trail system.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Beautiful trail with river access. Not too many people when I was on this trail. Pretty area to visit.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

the trail was very well maintained absolutely beautiful

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Friday, July 08, 2016

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Very easy hike with nice views. Deer will get fairly close to you and pose for pictures. A park ranger told me that it was because some people feed them.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nice views above the River Styx. Well maintained and easy hike.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Easy hike and an introduction to what Mammoth Cave has to offer. Surprisingly little traffic for the location at the times I've gone.