Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

hiking
9 days ago

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

Trail Is closed

My wife and I completed this trail in under 4.5 hours with a brief stop for a snack halfway through. The trail was very well-maintained and clearly marked. Apparently, this is a popular mountain biking trail, which is something to be aware of. We encountered four different riders, two of which gave warning so that we could get out of the way, but one came around a corner and seemed just as surprised to see us as we were him. No big deal, just be aware. There is tree coverage for probably 98% of the trail, so it felt about 10 degrees cooler on the trail than when we got back to the trailhead to leave. There were plenty of bugs(mostly gnats), but we barely noticed while we were walking. Saw a deer, a snake, and plenty of frogs. There are two reasons I gave the trail a 4/5. First, the trail offers plenty of visuals of woods and hills, but little else. Also, parts of the trail put you very near the main road, which can be noisy and ruins the illusion that you're out in the middle of nowhere. With little change in elevation, the distance is the only challenging part of the hike, but that is depending on your level of fitness. Overall, it was a good trail for a morning or afternoon hike. I would definitely recommend it.

Nice easy trail.

walking
1 month ago

Great trail for kids, the elderly and for handicapped people.

trails are really tore up

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

this is the easy end of a moderate trail. I did the whole this with me, my dog and boyfriend. It was flat for the most part, very well marked and east to naviagte. Wasnt very busy saw only a few people. Be careful there are bikers on the trail. BEWARE! of many horse flies, i got bit twice by them. But over all the trail is awesome.

We accessed this one from the Echo River trail. It's a connector trail and it's easy just like all the rest.

hiking
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!

hiking
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!

Great for anyone

10 months ago

Easygoing

hiking
10 months ago

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

Great easy trail for the kids

hiking
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

Wet. Muddy. Easy trail. Be ready to stop for horses.

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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail and accessible for wheelchairs!

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

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

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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