Wet Prong Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
#20 of 26 trails in

Wet Prong Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until February. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1499 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

wildlife

This trail is nearly across from Mammoth Cave Horse Camp and is the most popular trail for riders from this park. Also heavily used by nearby stables. Trail descends to Wet Prong of Buffalo Creek and connects to other trails in the park.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
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.

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5 months ago

Made fer a decent switchback at times and acted as a great connecting trail..

backpacking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 26, 2013

Great for horses, not so much for hikers. Trail is a trampled muddy mess. Encounterd several groups on horseback.

hiking
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trail muddy in places. Creek views and crossings are great and a refreshing place for horses to drink. On horseback.

hiking
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trail can be muddy. We enjoyed the creek views and a nice place for horses to get a refreshing drink. Beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wet Prong for the most part is a nasty bog created by horseback riders. There are a few highlights when crossing the wet prong that make it better. The McCoy Hollow trail itself is very nice crossing over several springs with close up views and knob summit views of the Green River.