• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Bike Trails in Mammoth Cave National Park

A boy rides a mountain bike in the forest in Mammoth Cave National Park

Mountain biking in Mammoth Cave National Park.

©2008 Steve Capps. Used by permission.

Mammoth Cave National Park offers several opportunities for bicyclists to get out into the outdoors. Street bicycles are permitted on all paved Park roads that are open to the public, and mountain bikes are permitted on the unpaved administrative roads. In addition, certain trails have been specifically designed or designated for off-road bicycle use, and more are under development.

The following special rules apply to bicycle users on Park trails:

  • Bicycles are prohibited on routes and trails not designated as open to bicycle use.
  • Unless posted otherwise, bicycles may not be operated in excess of 15 miles per hour on designated routes.
  • Bicyclists must yield the right of way to horses and hikers on all shared trails.

Designated Off-Road Bicycle Trails in the Park

Big Hollow Trail - 9.1 miles
The Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail
- 9 miles
Maple Springs Trail - 1 mile
White Oak Trail - 2.5 miles





Group of mountain bikers at Mammoth Cave National Park
Mountain bikers at Mammoth Cave National Park.
©2008 Steve Capps. Used by permission.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.