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The Best Hiking in Mammoth Cave

Looking for the best hiking in Mammoth Cave? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mammoth Cave. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Mammoth Cave

  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Hike or Bike Big Hollow Loop Trail

    9 mi
    This loop trail in Mammoth Cave National Park combines a north and south loop, which are 5.3 miles and 3.7 miles, respectively. The south loop is a bit more challenging than the north loop. The trail is open to hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. To start out on the north loop, take the M...
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Maple Springs, Raymer Hollow Trail, and Mill Branch Trail Loop

    13.24 mi / 1509 ft gain
    Maple Springs, Raymer Hollow Trail, and Mill Branch Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Big Hollow North and South Loops Trail

    11.48 mi / 794 ft gain
    Big Hollow North and South Loops Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Buffalo Creek and Saw Hollow Loop

    11.47 mi / 814 ft gain
    Buffalo Creek and Saw Hollow Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Brownsville, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Hike to Sunset Point

    5.0
    0.3 mi / 0 ft gain
    This small hike is inside of the Mammoth Cave National Park is well know and provides a great place for small kids and is handicap accessible. The pathway itself is a flat boardwalk and is only about .3 of a mile. It features beautiful views of the mountains and lots of wildlife. The hike is also...
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Hike Echo River Spring Trail in Mammoth Cave National Park

    2.2 mi / 83 ft gain
    Bluff lines, wildlife, wildflowers, streams, and cave entrances abound on this hike in Mammoth Cave National Park. The pathway is mostly paved and has interactive exhibits and viewing platforms around the spring.  The highlight of the trail is a “blue hole” on the edge of the Green River. Water ...
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Echo River Spring Trail

    2.21 mi / 184 ft gain
    Echo River Spring Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Brownsville, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Echo River and River Styx Springs Trail

    3.53 mi / 489 ft gain
    Echo River and River Styx Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Park City, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Echo River Spring and Sinkhole Loop

    2.7 mi / 341 ft gain
    Echo River Spring and Sinkhole Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Hike the River Styx Spring Trail

    4.5
    1.2 mi / 250 ft gain
    Starting from the Mammoth Cave Visitor's Center, take the "Historic Entrance" trail that descends down the hill between the Visitor's Center and the Mammoth Cave Hotel. After 0.2 miles you will reach the historic entrance of Mammoth Cave on your right side. You cannot go in the cave without a gui...
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Sinkhole Trail

    2.52 mi / 331 ft gain
    Sinkhole Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past a cave located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Heritage Trail Loop

    0.78 mi / 39 ft gain
    Heritage Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
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  • Brownsville, Kentucky

    Cedar Sink Trail

    5.0
    1.55 mi / 184 ft gain
    Cedar Sink Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Park City, Kentucky.
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  • Brownsville, Kentucky

    Hike the Cedar Sink Trail

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 333 ft gain
    Starting at the parking lot off of National Park Boundary Road, you will follow the marked sign on the path until you hit a set of metal stairs heading downward. Take the stairs to the bottom and take the first left on the trail to the observation deck that overlooks the Cedar Spring.A map of the...
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  • Park City, Kentucky

    Sloan's Crossing Pond Trail

    0.36 mi / 43 ft gain
    Sloan's Crossing Pond Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Park City, Kentucky.
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  • Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Shanty Hollow Lake Trail

    1.42 mi / 220 ft gain
    Shanty Hollow Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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