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16 mi 26 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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gem Favorite Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Mammoth Cave Guided Tours

(24) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(12) 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 South Side - 2

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Favorite On the boardwalk through the trees.
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 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

Trails in South Side - 11

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Echo River Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Green River Bluffs Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Cedar Sink Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Sinkhole Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5River Styx Spring Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
8.8 mi 14.2 km #6Mammoth Cave Railroad Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Dixon Cave Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Whites Cave Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.5 mi 0.9 km #9Heritage Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Sunset Point Trail
Difficult
Brownsville, KY
Difficult
Brownsville, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11River Valley Trail
Difficult
Brownsville, KY
Difficult
Brownsville, KY

Photos of South Side - 55

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Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
On the boardwalk through the trees.
May 26, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.
Jun 6, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park
Apr 3, 2020 near Brownsv…, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park
Apr 3, 2020 near Brownsv…, KY
The underground River Styx emerges.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
A tour group gathers around the Historic Entrance before entering Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY