Top Adventures in Mammoth Cave

  • Hike or Bike Big Hollow Loop Trail

    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 ...

    9 miles

  • Hike to Sunset Point

    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 th...

    0.3 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Echo River Spring Trail in Mammoth Cave National Park

    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 ...

    2.2 miles 83 ft gain

  • Hike the River Styx Spring Trail

    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 r...

    1.2 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike the Cedar Sink Trail

    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...

    1.6 miles 333 ft gain

  • Tour the Diamond Caverns

    One of the main reasons we chose the Diamond Caverns tour vs The Mammoth Caves tours, is we could use flash when taking pictures. Our kids were very excited to tour the caves and take pictures of them. When we found out that the Mammoth Caves does...

    0.5 miles

  • Visit Lost River Cave

    In the last 200 years, Lost River Cave has been used as a site for mills, a camp for Civil War soldiers, and a nightclub. Its history goes back many years before that—thousands in fact. Prehistoric nomadic Native American tribes used the cave for ...

    1.1 miles 110 ft gain

  • Explore Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, was born in a small cabin in Sinking Spring just south of Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. When he was just two, his family moved to Knob Creek Farm, northeast of Hodg...

  • Fly Fish Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area

    First of all, it should be said that Otter Creek ORA is a great property offering far more than just fishing. There are campgrounds, hiking/horse trails, picnic areas, disc golf and more.  Although this adventure focuses on the fishing opportuniti...

  • Hike to Tioga Falls

    Recently the trail to Tioga Falls has re-opened even though they are still doing trail restoration. This is short little 1.9 mile out and back trail is perfect for the family and has one of the best waterfalls if you live anywhere near Louisville,...

    1.9 miles 354 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Leitchfield, Kentucky

      Moutardier

      Overview Moutardier Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery create a recreational oasis for outdoor ...

    • Cub Run, Kentucky

      Dog Creek (Ky)

      Overview Dog Creek Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery create a recreational oasis for outdoor e...

    • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

      Mammoth Picnic Shelters

      Overview There are three shelters available at the Mammoth Cave Picnic Area for visitor use, two of which can be reserved.    Shelter G-1 in Picnic Area is an Enclosed Shelter Shelter G-2 in PIcni...

    • Clarkson, Kentucky

      Wax

      Overview Wax Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery create a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusi...

    • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

      Maple Springs

      Overview At Maple Springs, visitors can enjoy the serenity of the campground and surrounding backcountry trails, or spend their days exploring Mammoth Cave. Campers can explore up to ten miles of t...

    • Cave City, Kentucky

      Mammoth Cave Campground

      Overview Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more t...

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