Hike the Cedar Sink Trail

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One of the best hikes in Mammoth Cave National Park, Cedar Spring Trail showcases several sunken in pools of water surrounded by massive cliffs and a forest of trees.

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 park is available here.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Hiking Boots
  • Lunch
  • Water
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

333 Feet

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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