Good Spring West Trail

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 42259

Elevation Gain598ft
Trailhead Elevation744ft
Elevation Min/Max626/785ft
Elevation Start/End744/744ft

Good Spring West Trail

Good Spring West Trail is a hiking trail in Edmonson County, Kentucky. It is within Mammoth Cave National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 744 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 598 feet. The Good Spring Baptist Church (elevation 741 feet) place of worship and the Good Spring Cemetery (elevation 741 feet) cemetery are near the trailhead.

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A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park (Falcon Guides)
Jonny Molloy
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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 Church and circles the valley of Dry Prong. The highlights include Good Spring Church, homesites, Homestead backcountry campsite, Bluffs backcountry campsite, Collie Ridge backcountry campsite, and a good loop opportunity. The trail sees heavy use but remains in mostly good condition." Read more

Good Spring West Trail Reviews

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The map provided @ is outdated. The park service rerouted this trail a number of years ago. If you follow the trail as outlined @ you end up on a portion of trail that is not maintained. If you want to follow the maintained trail, utilize the map provided from the Visitor Center. It is up-to-date. Regardless, we enjoyed the hike and are looking forward to hiking the Good Spring Loop Trail as defined by the Park Service.
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Great easy trail but would be better if they kept the horses off of it. There were several places where horses have ruined the trail. Several really pretty springs along the way.

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Dec 2018