A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park  by Jonny Molloy

A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park Guide Book

by Jonny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park  by Jonny Molloy
Belowground, Mammoth Cave National Park in southwestern Kentucky is part of the largest known cave system in the world. Aboveground, the park offers two winding rivers, numerous creeks, and a lush forest full of trails waiting to be explored. Discover all of the activities available in this 50,000-acre wonderland with A FalconGuide® to Mammoth Cave National Park. Look inside to find: A foldout color map of the park, complete with trails and activities Cave tours, boat tours, scenic drives, and picnic areas Where to walk, hike, bike, paddle, fish, and ride a horse Facts about the area’s weather, history, flora, and fauna Lists of park accommodations, campsites, and area B&Bs. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

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Trails from the "A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park" Guide Book
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The Blair Spring Trail is an interior trail that links Collie Ridge on the east with Wet Prong Buffalo Creek to the west. It’s the shortest backcountry trail in the park. There are no campsites along ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.2
The Buffalo Trail begins at the Maple Springs Trailhead and uses old roads in its westward quest to meet the Good Spring Loop Trail, passing old homesites along the way. Toward its end, it makes quite ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.8
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The Collie Ridge Trail traverses a crest dividing the Wet and Dry Prongs of Buffalo Creek. It’s a heavily used horse trail and even has a spur path connecting to a park-permitted equestrian outfitter. ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.6
The First Creek Trail is a linear path with a loop in the middle. This loop circles First Creek Lake, a small body of water that adds some watery scenery to the trail. There are three backcountry camp ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.4
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The Good Spring Loop Trail makes a circuit through the heart of the park backcountry. Nearly every backcountry trail either connects to this path or comes close to it. This path starts at Good Spring ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.6
The Green is one of the most biologically rich rivers in the country, and reportedly the fourth most biologically diverse in the world. It is a place where habitats of the North meet habitats of the S ...
Cave City, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.5
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From Green River Ferry, the river winds westward with a very slack current during normal flow. About a mile beyond the ferry and 200 feet off the river to your left is a small cave with a beautiful, c ...
Cave City, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.2
If you’re going to come and camp at Mammoth Cave for a few days, why not do it at the campground that sits in the heart of the park and directly over parts of the cave? This facility is called Headqua ...
Cave City, KY - Campgrounds
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Houchins Ferry Campground is the only campground at Mammoth Cave National Park open year-round. It’s located away from the bulk of the park’s action, and is thus less visited and less used. A ferry op ...
Cave City, KY - Campgrounds
Mammoth Cave National Park has many interpretive trails. Most are short and fun to walk; all are designed to display and inform visitors about the unique natural beauty that the park offers. The vas ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking
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This large campground enjoys a big, level site and offers a variety of conditions among its seven group campsites. These sites are stretched along a U-shaped loop located of Maple Springs Loop Road. E ...
Cave City, KY - Campgrounds
McCoy Hollow Trail runs along, around, and above the bluffs of the Green River, in the western edge of the park’s backcountry area. The path winds in and out of hollows that are open by the river and ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.7
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Dismal Rock is located just across the river from the Tailwater boat ramp, the run’s beginning. The Nolin River flows from the bottom of Nolin River Lake Dam, passing fields and wooded hillsides. Th ...
Cave City, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.1
Interpretive trails offer an understanding of how Mammoth Cave was formed and the relationship between the land and water above and the cave below. Furthermore, the trails tell of the interaction betw ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking
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The Raymer Hollow Trail starts all by itself on the north side of Maple Springs Loop Road. It then winds its way along the upper watershed of Dry Prong Buffalo Creek. Raymer Hollow backcountry campsit ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.3
The roads of Mammoth Cave offer some fine opportunities for exploring, whether by mountain bike or road bike. Luckily, the park visitor center is located in the heart of the park and makes for an idea ...
Cave City, KY - Road Biking
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This trail is unique in that it’s open to mountain bikes and closed to horses. The result is a less muddy surface, especially on hills. Mountain bikers take advantage of this, the only backcountry t ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
Trail Biking Pedaling opportunities have improved at the national park over the last few years. Expect them to get better. At one time, the Headquarters Bicycle Trail was the single venue for pedalers ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Rail-Trails
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This north–south path runs from the Good Spring Loop Trail southward, roughly tracing an old road to meet the Buffalo Trail. From there it follows a regraded old roadbed, making for easy walking. The ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.5
This is the shortest backcountry trail in the park. It serves to connect the Wet Prong of Buffalo Loop Trail and the McCoy Hollow Trail. The trail itself is in fair to good condition and sees moderate ...
Cave City, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 0.5
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