A hiking adventure is never out of reach at Mammoth Cave. With 18 miles of easy to access trails found on the south side of the Green River, you can take a day to explore the above ground geology and history of the park, or simply venture out on a quick hike between your cave tours and ranger-led programs.
Visitor Center Area Trails
The area around the park visitor center offers 7.2 miles of scenic trails that feature: ridgetops, river views, sinkholes, cave-fed springs, cemeteries, a historic train engine, and views of the historic entrances to Mammoth Cave and Dixon Cave.
Beneath Your Feet
We spend most of life exploring the beauty and wonder found on the earth’s surface, but beneath our feet, unbelievable feats of geology are at work and hundreds of years of modern human history have passed. Perhaps nowhere else in the world is this truer than at Mammoth Cave. Take a hike and find out what really lies Beneath Your Feet.
South Side Trails
Many trails found along the main park roads allow you to explore almost 11 miles of forested trails.
Four-legged friends are often our favorite hiking companions! Happily, Mammoth Cave National Park allows leashed pets on trails with a few guidelines to follow. Please learn more about bringing your pets to the park.
Ticks, Poison Ivy, and Snakes—oh my!
Mammoth Cave National Park is just as much a home for ticks and snakes as it is for white tail deer, turkeys, and songbirds. Poison Ivy also makes its home here and is found in most areas of the park. Learn more about ticks, poison ivy and snake safety while in the park.
Be a Steward of Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park has earned the distinction of several international designations, including being listed as a International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.
Last updated: March 12, 2021