• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Road and Trail Closures

Road Closures

Driving in to Mammoth Cave National Park

Maple Springs Loop Road is closed from September 1 through November 30, 2013 for completion of the Big Hollow Trail construction project. During the Big Hollow This closure will also affect road access to Good Spring Church. Lower Maple Springs Loop road may be accessed only by visitors holding reservations for Maple Springs Group Campground on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the closure period. Upper Maple Springs Loop Road is closed to all access. This schedule is weather-dependent, and may change. Please see Trail Closures below for more detailed information on closures related to the Big Hollow Trail project.

All other park roads are currently open.


Trail Closures

Closures are in effect for multiple backcountry trail segments during the construction phase of the Big Hollow Trail project.

Maple Springs Closure Map 1 icon Maple Springs Closure Map 2 icon
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From September 1 to November 30*, there is no approach to the Maple Springs area from the backcountry. Maple Springs Loop Road, Maple Springs Trailhead, and Maple Springs Campground are all closed. The affected trails include:
  • Sal Hollow and Buffalo Trails are open, but may not be accessed or exited from the Maple Springs Trailhead. Maple Springs Trailhead is closed.
  • Raymer Hollow Trail is closed east of its junction with the Good Spring Connector Trail
  • Big Hollow Trail is not yet open for use. No access.
  • All backcountry trail access from Good Spring Church has been discontinued and the trail spurs demolished.

*Note: This schedule is weather-dependent and may change.

Did You Know?

Canoes on Green River

The Green and Nolin Rivers course more than 30 miles through Mammoth Cave National Park, offering hours of boating, canoeing, fishing, and floodplain camping.