Hike the Cedar Sink Trail

Cedar Sink Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Alex Harrison

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.


1.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

333 ft Gain




Fitness, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Horse Cave KOA

Horse Cave, Kentucky

Bowling Green KOA

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Nashville North KOA

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Louisville South KOA

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Hidden Awesomeness!

We have been all around Mammoth. We have kayaked, hiked, explored and visited so many times. However, we have somehow missed Cedar Sink. We loved it!

Nearby Adventures


Hike or Bike Big Hollow Loop Trail


Hike to Sunset Point


Hike the River Styx Spring Trail


Tour the Diamond Caverns

More Nearby Adventures