Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive

EASY 21 reviews

Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive is a 21.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

21.6 miles 1420 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

cave

forest

lake

river

views

scenic driving
23 days ago

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

28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

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

scenic driving
7 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

scenic driving
1 year ago

Scenery most of the way.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

2 years ago

Scenic winding country roads.

hiking
2 years ago

2 years ago

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
4 years ago

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.