The wild, rugged forest calls to adventurers today, just as it called to people millennia ago. At 37 square miles of forest ridges, valleys, and scenic rivers vistas, the backcountry provides the perfect place for a journey on foot.
To download official maps in PDF, Illustrator, or Photoshop file formats, visit the National Park Service cartography site.
Planning your Backcountry Hike
Prepare for the season and weather and remember to pack the 10 essentials for any hike. At Mammoth Cave National Park, one of the most common safety concerns while hiking may be ticks, read more on backcountry health and safety. And as always, remember to follow the Leave No Trace Principles.
Last updated: December 5, 2022