The Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail follows an old rail corridor of the Mammoth Cave Railroad, which carried passengers until the early 1900s from Glasgow Junction (now Park City) to Mammoth Cave. The rail also hauled mail and other necessary supplies for the area's citizens. You can still see Engine No. 4, the only complete dummy engine of five remaining in the United States, on display in the park.
The trail is relatively flat with a few steep hills and travels through a dense forest canopy between the hotel in the park and the junction of SR 70 and SR 255. From here south, the trail is more open as it winds its way toward Park City. Along the way you'll pass Diamond Caverns.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at both ends of the trail and at several spots in between. The multiple access points/parking areas allow visitors to choose to ride/hike a section of the trail, or the entire length.
mamouth cave trail, steve and melinda
Trail is a good work out for any age group, might be a little bit of a challenge, for the little ones.. we rode 17 mi in about 2.75 hrs.. had a blast, this is our first time to ride a trail of this type, and were very impressed. Will be coming back in ...
Surface acceptable for wider tires
We took our Tandem Two's Day on the trail a few days ago to break up the annual Thanksgiving road trip and found that the surface worked for us. We have wide tires, but they are smooth - not mountain bike tires. We aren't particularly experienced with ...
Very fun trail
Nice trail for the family,though some parts may be a little steep for kids. They've pulled up the loose gravel and laid down some that is much better. Mountain bike tires are still a must, anything less will slow you down or force you to work hard on ...