Explore the most popular wild flowers 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 easy trail.

12 days ago

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

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.

This whole area is absolutely beautiful!

Great for anyone


10 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.

Great easy trail for the kids

10 months ago

Short. Easy. Interesting read.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail and accessible for wheelchairs!

Rated moderate for distance but not a difficult hike. The trail is well maintained and horses are not allowed on most of the trail unlike other areas of the park. You will need to park at the Maple Springs trailhead where there are toilets and picnic benches. The first mile is a connector trail to the Big Hollow trailhead which is mixed use for mountain biking and horseback riding. The Big Hollow portion consists of 2 loops joined in the middle by a connector trail which is great if you decide to make it a shorter hike. We encountered only 6 people on a Spring weekend with great weather.

Monday, May 01, 2017

There's only a waterfall when it rains, and it's very muddy when it does.

Friday, March 10, 2017

short and quick..right off the road☺

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Good short trail that is a loop that has a couple of other trail access points the flowers are starting to come up and sunset point is a nice spot to reflect at sunset.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Short and easy loop that passes the original Mammoth Cave entrance, another cave, and the river. Saw some deer along the way!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Not a bad trail. Hiked early spring. Small waterfalls.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

easy boardwalk all the way,short and relaxing

Monday, June 27, 2016

Not much to see at the cave entrance. I went by in a loop to Dixon Cave, Green River, and then back on River Styx which worked out great.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

We walked the entire trail including the massive stairs at the beginning - end. It was strenuous in my opinion, if you start at the top picnic area then go to the Mammoth Cave entrance. Great views!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I liked this hike. Even in March it was beautiful.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A nice leg stretcher. The waterfall was not much. Maybe after some heavy rain.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This is historically interesting, but I prefer a not so well known area in the park where you can visit the Collins family home. There's a ticket stand next to it and a path that leads to Crystal Cave which was discovered by Floyd Collins. He would lead tours there (hence the ticket stand). Crystal Cave is closed since about 10 years ago, it was vandalized by a group of idiots.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Nice uphill walk. Shortest route is starting from behind the visitors center. Downhill on pavement until reaching the entrance to Mammoth Cave, then uphill on a nice trail to Dixon Cave. Can only get a view from a two level deck overlook.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

A nice little evening walk through the woods.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Great handicap acceess, but I preferred the old trail that allowed one to go to the entrance of sand cave. A great and terrible history of caving happened here and the Story of Floyd Collins is an epic tale.

on Sand Cave Trail

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Short and informative about a local that researched a cave close to a main road with hopes of a tourist attraction. Short trail - only .1 mi, boardwalk.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A short climb to Dixon Cave which. The cave is off-limits to protect bats.

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