McCoy Hollow Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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McCoy Hollow Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a cave and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

3.3 miles
524 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


trail running




Mammoth Cave National Park P.O. Box 7 Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 270-758-2180

3 months ago

If you're thinking about accessing this trail
do not use the directions the app gives you because it takes you to private property on a road that is impossible to drive on with a small car. In fact, I really don't know how to get to it at all. The other access point we saw on someone's recording was blocked because the road ended in water due to a flooded dam. Not sure if this is planning on being repaired or if its permanently flooded.

4 months ago

Part of a 21 mile loop I hiked starting at First Creek parking lot.
First night: Stayed at First Creek campsite B
Walked to McCoy Hollow Trail
Second Night: Stayed at McCoy Hollow Campsite
Walked to Wet Prong Trail and connected back at the parking lot.

5 months ago

Connected this w the Wet Prong trail and made a burly day hike out of it. 2-16-12

6 months ago

This trail will kick your ass, but you can usually find a gem located in these tough trails.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Horrible trail!!! Made impassible by horse traffic, mud everywhere even though it had not rained in a very long time. We had one hiker sink into the mud up to his waist! If you aren't a horseback rider avoid this trail at all costs.

Friday, November 07, 2014

I rode my horse on this trail. It is a big challenge …rock…rock…rock…cliffs and hills…I loved it but you sure needed to be on a accomplished trail horse! Some places the trail was hard to distinguish from mounds of rock. We picked our way through and traveled across the hills..Cliffs off to the side. This was no place for a foolish horse. There was a small waterfall also. We took our lunch there. Very beautiful trail. There was some bogs about half way through that you needed to traverse around. It was very beautiful and a trail I won't forget soon! Yes,,,I would do it again...