Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive

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Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.9 miles
570 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

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scenic driving
Friday, March 03, 2017

Beautiful country, well maintained, lots of trails both hiking and biking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Big Hollow Trail. This trail is 11.7 miles but I did the bottom loop twice and came out at 12.7 miles. There are opportunities on the trail to shortcut it back. The trail is generally flat with few variations in steepness. Great trail for mountain biking or just someone who wants an easy hike in the woods. Not too much for scenery as I said the trail is flat.

scenic driving
Friday, November 11, 2016

great scenery as i drove through the park at one place i rode a ferry across the river lots of trails in this area to bike or hike. overall a good drive.

scenic driving
Friday, August 12, 2016

Very scenic drive through the park. Did this several years back. Beautiful area!

scenic driving
Friday, August 12, 2016

Mammoth Cave is a great place. I'll be back.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

We did about 6 miles of the trail while waiting to tour the cave, it was absolutely gorgeous and such clean air.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Not bad at all. Worth the trip again and again. Trails are well kept and the caves are worth the going on the tour. If you get chilled easy bring a very light jacket.

scenic driving
Monday, March 07, 2016

I will call it a nature drive. Even in the winter it was nice.

scenic driving
Monday, March 07, 2016

Scenery most of the way.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beautiful and scenic trails, but the real attraction is underground. We took the domes and dripstones tour which is not for anyone that is claustrophobic. The initial descent is 200+ stairs that are extremely narrow in spots. A great contrast to this area of the cave is the historic entrance area. The historic entrance truly lives up the name mammoth cave and should not be missed.

Keep in mind the cave temperature is usually around 60 degrees so you'll want to be sure to bring a jacket even in summer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scenic winding country roads.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A great 'trail' for my handicapped son. Plenty of wildlife, and different wilderness to keep him entertained and able to enjoy a bit of nature.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Mammoth cave national park and surrounding area along the scenic drive is replete with recreational activities, beautiful country. You can easily spend more than week in the area.

nature trips
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Like any national park, Mammoth cave is beautiful year round. My favorite trip is just driving down job corps rd. It leads you from the visitors center area, out of the park to the near by Horse cave exit from I-65. It is a VERY windy steep and narrow rd and I wouldn't recommend it during winter weather conditions but during any other time it is a great secret gem. I live 15 minutes outside the park and drive this many times a year. It winds down into the heart of cave country with tree canopy covered roads and many chances to see deer squirrels and flowering trees and other wildlife. unfortunately you either have to come back down the interstate south to the old park entrance rd or simply turn around to get back to the visitors center. Follow the signs for the old, and not in operation, Dennison ferry from the visitors center...go at least one time youll love it especially when it's autumn and the leaves change!

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