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496 mi 798 km of trail 25 Recommended Routes

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 74 Trails Intermediate Trails 132 Trails Hard Trails 22 Trails
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gem Favorite Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.

Mammoth Cave Guided Tours

(24) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Crack in the Rock

Crack in the Rock

(2) Stearns, KY
gem Favorite The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(13) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Locomotive No. 4 is the only remaining engine from the Mammoth Cave Railroad. | Copyright James St. John (goo.gl/71SzIw) under CC BY-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Photo was unchanged.

Engine No. 4

(5) Brownsv…, KY

Recommended Routes in Central Kentucky - 15

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Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.
Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km 176' Up 53.5 m Up 176' Down 53.51 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite A sturdy bridge aids your passage along the trail.
Intermediate

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mi 5.8 km 281' Up 85.57 m Up 281' Down 85.74 m Down

Prospect, KY
Favorite 1800s homestead located at Freeman Lake park. About the 6 mile mark.
Easy/Intermediate

Freeman Lake Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km 136' Up 41.44 m Up 135' Down 41 m Down

Elizabe…, KY
Favorite Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Intermediate

Mammoth Cave Visitor Center Loop

6.5 mi 10.4 km 831' Up 253.4 m Up 831' Down 253.41 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
Favorite The beautiful Cherokee Park!
Intermediate

Cherokee Park Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 309' Up 94.08 m Up 311' Down 94.83 m Down

Saint M…, KY
Favorite Photo taken from the observation deck on the Turnhole Bend Trail in May 2016.
Easy/Intermediate

Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

0.6 mi 0.9 km 125' Up 38.24 m Up 125' Down 38.1 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
Favorite Sheltowee Trace
Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South

2.7 mi 4.3 km 339' Up 103.39 m Up 339' Down 103.33 m Down

London, KY
Favorite Expect these to be typical trail conditions at JMF.
Intermediate

Yost Ridge Lollipop Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 511' Up 155.75 m Up 511' Down 155.81 m Down

Fairdale, KY

Trails in Central Kentucky - 203

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Echo River Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km #2Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Difficult
Corbin, KY
Difficult
Corbin, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #3Limestone Gorge Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Tioga Falls
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 12 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #7Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9River View Trail
Easy
Frankfort, KY
Easy
Frankfort, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #11Black Willow Trail
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
3.7 mi 5.9 km #13Possum Run
Intermediate
Elizabethtown, KY
Intermediate
Elizabethtown, KY
2.1 mi 3.5 km #14Elizabethtown Sport Park Perimeter Trail
Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
1.0 mi 1.5 km #15Holly
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
0.2 mi 0.4 km #16Spring Spur
Easy
Frankfort, KY
Easy
Frankfort, KY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #17Pine Loop Trail
Intermediate
Elizabethtown, KY
Intermediate
Elizabethtown, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #18Big Dig
Difficult
Elizabethtown, KY
Difficult
Elizabethtown, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #19Cliffside Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #20Osage
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY

Photos of Central Kentucky - 348

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Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Crazy Creek
Aug 27, 2018 near Frankfort, KY
Creek crossings are best with style.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
On the boardwalk through the trees.
May 26, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
Berea Pinnacles
Jul 14, 2015 near Berea, KY