Explore the most popular cave trails near Mammoth Cave with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved this hike! We cobbled together the Sunset Point, River Styx Spring, and Green River Bluff trails to create a good loop. This trail has some good inclines and great overlooks of Sunset Point, the River Styx Spring, and the Green River. Also took a short detour to Dixon Cave. Saw a few deer as well.

nice trail with beautiful views. Close to the visitor center

Fun trail. Offers different options of you want to take shortcuts. Very wooded hike (wear your bug spray). Fun addition to a Mammoth Cave tour.

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11 days ago

Amazing park! Well kept trails, family friendly. I must see place :)

Easy hike.

Trail Is closed

trails are really tore up

great views and so quite please, I love it, I will come back again for sure...!

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1 month ago

We accessed this one from the Echo River Trail. It's easy and well maintained.

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1 month ago

Very scenic, well marked and maintained. Not too strenuous. Challenging, but not intimidating. Did the Violet City Cave tour in the afternoon!!! Great Day!

This whole area is absolutely beautiful!

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3 months ago

Trail was in good condition. Several benches along the way if you need to rest, as well as overlooks with nicely constructed decks and walkways.

Trail in very good condition, trees provide ample shad and some nice views of the green river. Elevation changes pretty easy to manage.

Can be done in a day if starting early. This is a relatively flat trail that you can easily crank out high mileage. Horses have really hurt the trail, and views are limited but better in the winter.

very pretty trail

My husband and I took our pit bull and Bassett with us on this trip. It was a good hike, especially for dogs!

10 months ago

Easygoing

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10 months ago

Wasn't too difficult and had a beautiful overlook on the trail.

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11 months ago

Nice trail partially paved then rock. Got to see the old entrance to the cave, takes you right along the river for some nice views of it as well.

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11 months ago

Nice trail even the kids did good with hiking it

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11 months ago

Hiked this trail late May and it was absolutely beautiful! It was very well kept and was marked well. The loop has many places where you can cut the hike short and head to the visitor center. We did a 4.25 mile hike in the morning and caught a cave tour in the afternoon.

11 months ago

Short. Easy. Interesting read.

The McCoy part is really tight and over grown. And the horses have really done a number in places.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I started at the trailhead near the picnic area and looped into the River Styx Trail. I was planning on looping into the Dixon Trail and back again for one big loop but my dog was getting tired! The trail itself is really nice and easily manageable, lots of pretty scenery, and not too strenuous. I went later in the afternoon and it wasn't highly trafficked which I prefer. My dog thought it was awesome! Hope to complete the full loop between the three trails next time!

Monday, July 24, 2017

We went at 6:30, and didn't see another person until we we're within view of the visitor center. It was the first "real" trail for our kids (ages 8 and 5), and they loved it! Their favorite part was seeing the wildlife. We counted 16 deer, 3 turkeys, 1 turtle, and numerous creepy-crawlies including snakes (only 2), spiders, and caterpillars. There were plenty of gorgeous spots to take breaks, and the challenging portions were just long enough to build their endurance but short enough to keep their interest (and the whining that accompanies being 5) at bay. It was an easy family hike, and we can't wait to return.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice almost 5 mile loop plenty to look at areas of interest to deviate off the path.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This trail is lazily maintained and is quite disappointing. If you manage to skillfully avoid the piles of horse manure and deep, large areas of mud, congratulations - you can focus on the boring scenery.
My son fell asleep almost immediately.
Not for me.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Interesting trail that you can customize with other trails to make a loop. A cave and overlooks highlight this trail.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Connects Visitor Center area to Echo River Spring, passing Mammoth Dome sink and White's Cave in the process. Not too steep. Part of what this site calls the Green River Bluffs Trail.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

This loop consists of numerous trails, and it offers a nice tour of Mammoth Cave's surface features, which include Mammoth Dome sink, two large springs (outflows for cave water), and Green River views. Starts at the Visitor Center, so nice hike to take while you are waiting for a cave tour.

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