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Alice Downs reviewed Sloan's Crossing Pond Trail
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WalkingGreat!

Great walk around the pond decided to go an extra loop around at the end. Great trail for young ones my 3 year old daughter loved it!!

Meg Shoemaker reviewed McCoy Hollow Trail
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8/8/2020 - I used a short part of this trail to get to Three Springs Campground from Temple Hill Trailhead. The trail was surprisingly difficult. Be sure to watch your footing more carefully than normal. Poison Ivy is plentiful along the trail and the campsite is swimming in it. So, if you're sensitive to Urushiol, be very cautious. Not too much elevation change, but some areas had me stopping for a breather. The trail is well marked, so no issues there. August is prime time for ticks. I, with the help of my partner, pulled off 30-40 nymphs and 3 larger deer ticks. They're very small and can easily be missed. Check yourself thoroughly after any hiking. Three Springs campground is clearly marked with orange blazes not too far off of McCoy Hollow. I hammock camp, and I was able to find two perfect trees to hang from. Firepit and tent pad were in good shape. Plenty of poison ivy to go around. I was not able to make it to the river as the area is very grown up. I'm sure come fall, the site is just stunning.

Zachary Sunderland reviewed Raymer Hollow Trail
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Started from Maple Springs heading towards Collie Ridge. Limited water along trail. NPS was revitalizing trail with laying down large gravel ...making it difficult for hikers in the area where they had just laid the gravel. I assume it's to fix some issues made by horses through this trail.

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Hiking

Beautiful and not too crowded, saw a few people but that’s to be expected in a national park. Pretty easy hike and if you want a longer hike there are plenty of other trails connected to this one!

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Zachary Sunderland reviewed McCoy Hollow Trail
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Backpacking

Used trail from Temple Hill parking lot to Three Springs campground. Overgrown in many areas. Limited water, no path to Green River from this campsite. There was some neat rock formations and a small spring just past campsite.

Ciera Sky reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful and well maintained. There are some side trails if you’d like your hike to be a little longer. Lots of stairs but it’s not a difficult hike at all.

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Annabelle Folsom reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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Hiking

Perfect little stop to stretch your legs and see some crazy nature ! About as serene as it gets.

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Mountain bikingGreat!

We absolutely love this trail! We have ridden it several times over the years. Today we took our kids again. They are 12 and 9. Our oldest biked the whole thing when she was 6; she was beat but!, she did it. This trail is not extremely technical and my kids rode it with relative ease today. We rode both the north and south loops in an hour and a half. We only saw a few hikers and one other biker. It’s peaceful. We love that since it’s buried within a national park it’s all wooded and feels like we are the only ones out there. If you’re looking for views go to the trails behind Mammoth Cave’s visitor center.

John Barnyak reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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Hiking

Nice little walk in the woods with a fair number of stairs and a big hole as the bonus. The stream was largely dried up. We didn’t encounter many people which was the bonus.

Family friendly, right now it’s super hot and humid - would be beautiful in the fall! Still nice views of the rover and a couple of caves!

Jazmine Casado reviewed Dixon Cave Trail Loop
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HikingGreat!
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Mandy Cook-Kremper reviewed Sal Hollow and Buffalo Creek Loop Trail
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HikingOver grown

Did part of Sal Hollow on a day hike while camping at Turnhole Bend. Signage states that the portion of Sal Hollow leading to the camp ground from where it crosses Turnhole bend is 2.2 miles to the campsite. It is not! A map shows it as 3.3 miles, and it is every bit of that! The trail does not seem well-utilized or maintained by foot traffic. Overgrown with LOTS of poison ivy spilling out on to the trail. Pants are a necessity. Seems mainly used by horses. Not a whole lot to see other than a small cave/waterfall. Possible stream/river crossing in one spot during high water.

Shiloh Johnson reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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HikingGreat!Over grown

This is one of my favorite trails to do out at Mammoth Cave simply because it’s not just your run of the mill woods and dirt trail. I love the mix of stairs & dirt paths. To be honest when we started the trail we thought it was going to be a simple in and out but it turned into a huge adventure! The dirt trails lead to different entry’s or caves and other cool spots. It was grown up a bit So we couldn’t explore to far but I’d definitely do it in the fall if given the chance! Plus maybe by then there will be water. It seemed a bit dry this time.

Nicole Varvir reviewed Heritage Trail Loop
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Hiking

Quick fun and easy

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WalkingGreat!

Stable surfaces. Good degree of hard. Some up and down so good work out. Nice to see Green River. Loved the lookout

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Hiking

This drive leads you out of the park so it’s best to leave it for when you’re ready to head out! Tons of shopping, and you can see some farms after exiting the park. Very nice ending to the trip!

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Irvin Henriquez reviewed Sinkhole Trail
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Hiking

Nice trail with many good sights. Watch out for ticks, we caught a big female tick trying to burrow itself into my Husky’s eye. Stay clear of dense vegetation. 3.7/5.

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Angie Elliott reviewed Heritage Trail Loop
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Hiking

Enjoyable trail. Mostly shaded. Look for little blue tailed lizards/salamanders?

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Jake Lederman reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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Backpacking

Cool short trail. My 3 year old did it without being carried. Extra trails to explore around the sink hole too.

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only did part of this from cave tour exit to where river comes up from cave. easy path, little tiresome walking back up hill, will pass on this one next time

K P. reviewed Heritage Trail Loop
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fairly easy trail

Brad DeWeese reviewed Sinkhole Trail
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Hiking

There are two ways to the “Mammoth Dome Sinkhole”. The route attached to my review branches off of Heritage (the main loop where other trailheads can be found). Once you start on Heritage (to the right of cafe and giftshop) walk .2 and you will find the Sinkhole trailhead to your left. From here it’s a .4 descent. Very easy and well-maintained trail for the family.

Donna Taylor reviewed Mammoth Cave Railroad Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great walk! Started at the Visitor’s Center end. We didn’t get to do the whole trail, just 6 miles, due to dogs and babies, but the part we did was great. Don’t miss the Furlough Cemetery on the spur to the right just past mile maker 2.5. Can’t wait to go back and do the rest of the trail!

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Hiking

Muddy but a good hike!

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Ralph Smith reviewed Heritage Trail Loop
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Walking

Very easy, well maintained trails ... done slight elevation gain, lots of mature trees ... I saw a deer and several squirrels.

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Jim Shaw reviewed Cedar Sink Trail
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Hiking

Awesome quick hike. Family friendly

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Hiking

Beautiful easy hike. Partially paved,

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Mountain biking

this trail was clean, very flowy for mountian biking, i had alot of fun. kept clean, great trail

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