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.
Not a Level Rail Trail
Starting at the south end near Park City, the trial is a long, fairly steep climb for most of the first 2-3 miles. From that point on north, the trail is level or gentle grades and only got off and walked once. The trail surface is a fine crushed stoned, ...
We started this trail at Mammoth Cave. The trail is a gravel bed and hilly. There are two areas on this trail where the posted map indicates you should walk the bike. I suggest trying this trail with multi-surfaced tires.
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 ...