• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Wildflowers

Rue Anemone and Blue Phlox
Rue Anemone and Blue Phlox
 
Fire Pink

Fire Pink

The river bottoms, narrow valleys, sinks, hillsides, and ridgetops come alive with a carpet of color in the spring as happens and is celebrated in our other Eastern Parks. Beginning in late February and before the end of March, more than 60 species of herbaceous wildflowers are in flower to start the Spring extravaganza of color. Highlighting this Spring show are such species as Spring Beauty , Twinleaf, Hepatica, Yellow Corydalis, Violets, Trout Lily, Bluebells, May-Apple, Columbine, Phlox, Wild Geranium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wood Poppy, Fire Pink, Larkspur, Squirrel Corn, Wild Hyacinth, Synandra, Coral Root Orchid, Yellow Lady Slipper, Crested Dwarf Iris, Showy Orchis, and many more.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? - Mammoth Cave National Park has more than 70 miles of backcountry trails.

Mammoth Cave National Park contains more than 70 miles of backcountry trails through forested Kentucky hills for hikers, horseback riders, and bicyclists. Several frontcountry trails lead to special places like Cedar Sink, Sand Cave, and Turnhole Bend.