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The first, less rugged portion of the Big Hollow Trail at Mammoth Cave.


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4.9

Miles

8.0

KM

Point to Point

855' 261 m

High

778' 237 m

Low

242' 74 m

Up

198' 60 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Though this route might be a bit long for younger kids, the gentle path and scenic views make this a great family excursion for older kids.

Description

Access this trail via the Maple Springs Trail from the Maple Springs Trailhead. The Big Hollow Trailhead is located directly across the road from where the Maple Springs Trail ends. After completing the first tenth of a mile, you can choose to hike this trail in either direction. Regardless of which direction you choose, you'll enjoy undulating terrain through hardwood forest until you reach the Connector Trail which leads to Big Hollow Trail South Loop.

The North Loop totals about 4.4 miles and is all singletrack with some easy to moderate ascents.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#8

in North Side

#27147

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  3.3 from 4 votes
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#8

in North Side

#277

in Kentucky

#27,147

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Taking a snack break on the trail with Julie and Brian.
Feb 12, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Slight uphill at Big Hollow North.
May 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Shannon leads the pack on the Big Hollow Trail North Loop.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY

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Jul 4, 2023
Kristi Castillo
Jul 16, 2019
Jeremy Reece
May 16, 2019
Jenni Lawrence
Apr 28, 2018
Cami Williams
The trail itself is 4.9 but it's 1 mile to the trail from the closest parking. nothing special about the trail
Apr 7, 2018
Coty Worley
Sep 23, 2017
Justin Molina
Not much to see. Small hills. Spider webs. No animals. Variety of mushrooms. 5mi
Aug 12, 2017
Derek Philpot
Oct 15, 2016
Jim Smith
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