Hike the Cedar Sink Trail

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Distance

1.6 miles

Elevation Gain

333 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Alex Harrison

One of the best hikes in Mammoth Cave National Park, Cedar Spring Trail showcases several sunken in pools of water surrounded by massive cliffs and a forest of trees.

Starting at the parking lot off of National Park Boundary Road, you will follow the marked sign on the path until you hit a set of metal stairs heading downward. Take the stairs to the bottom and take the first left on the trail to the observation deck that overlooks the Cedar Spring.

A map of the park is available here.

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8 months ago

A great way to explore above the cave.

See the remains of a imploded portion of Mammoth Cave. It is a great forest hike down into the sinkhole left behind.

Hidden Awesomeness!

We have been all around Mammoth. We have kayaked, hiked, explored and visited so many times. However, we have somehow missed Cedar Sink. We loved it!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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