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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RT Distance 1.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 333 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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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!


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