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Green River Bluffs Trail

 2 votes

1.4 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

459' 140 m

Ascent

-168' -51 m

Descent

840' 256 m

High

521' 159 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

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Fantastic traverse above the Green River with close proximity to the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center.

Clinton Lewis

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Green River Bluffs Trail begins near the River Styx Spring Trail and traverses along the Green River for most of the duration. The trail is singletrack with many roots and rocks to negotiate. Starting off mellow, the Green River will stay on your left side and offer great views along the way.

Roughly a third of the way in, the fun starts once you hit the first climb. The steep switchbacks bring you above the riverside bluffs and the intersection with the Dixon Cave Trail, but stay the course, don't turn back now! The trail mellows out again as you continue along the river, with several great overlooks.

At this point, the trail turns right, away from the river, and the second climb starts. It's a long, slow burn of a half mile climb in open forest that is spectacular. When you reach the road and cottages area, you've earned a break! Return to the visitor center via the road.

Flora & Fauna

Kentucky old-growth forest with high chances to see turkey and deer.

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Aug 26, 2017
Brittani Koroknay
Completed with Emma walking and Caleb in the Ergo carrier
Aug 25, 2017
Tom Larsen
Aug 18, 2017
Joshua Hutchens
Hiking is the hidden gem of Mammoth Cave. Above ground is beautiful too. 2.1mi
Jul 15, 2017
Daniel Bowen
1.4mi
Mar 31, 2017
Kyle Harpin
Apr 24, 2014
Heather Knouse

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