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Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail

  • Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail

    Houchins Ferry Road, Brownsville, KY (map)

    37.195240 -86.246574

  • Let's head out to First Creek Trail in Mammoth Cave National Park on Saturday.

    Hike Stats

    Meeting time: 10 AM Central in Bowling Green, 11 AM at the trail head.
    Hike Distance: 6.7 miles
    Estimated Hike Time: 4 hours
    Difficulty: moderate

    Well behaved dogs are welcome - Mammoth Cave has a strict leash law People traveling from Bowling Green can meet up in the Fairview Shopping Center Parking lot at 10AM to Carpool/ caravan up to Mammoth Cave National Park. I'll be parked in the middle of the lot with a silver saturn with NH plates.

    At 11AM, we will meetup at the Temple Hill parking lot on Houchins Ferry Road (On East side of the road near First Creek Lake). This is where we will end the hike and we'll leave some vehicles in this lot to take drivers back to their cars at the end of the hike. Next we'll carpool up to the parking area on Houchins Ferry Road on the north edge of the park (near ollie Rd) and start hiking south on First Creek Trail. The trail will take us down to the Nolin River and around First Creek Lake (see link to map below). Be sure to wear appropriate cloths and boots with good ankle support. Bring plenty of water and lunch. If you know you will be meeting up with the group at the park, please let me know so we'll know not to wait on you at the shopping center.

    Click here for trail maps

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  • Shannon W.

    Ok ladies and gentlemen the ferry is closed due to high water. Im still trying to figure out if the trails are open.

    May 6, 2010

  • Shannon W.

    I am in the process of finding that info out. I will post here when I find out.

    May 6, 2010

  • Regina S.

    I'm sure the ferry will be closed. I think I will pass this week. Lots of yard work to catch up on.

    May 6, 2010

  • Marshal R.

    That's what I'm wondering. Does anyone have any info on that? Phil, Shannon? I was planning to go, but may go to the Mini Corvette Challenge instead. Especially if the trails at the Park have been significantly affected by the flooding. Keep us updated Shannon.

    May 6, 2010

  • Cindy R.

    Does anyone know if the Houchins Ferry is running with all the flooding? Is the trail open? May be good to check with the rangers before Saturday...

    May 6, 2010

  • Shannon W.

    So everyone that is meeting in Bowling Green at the Fairview Plaza Parking lot, Phil isnt coming so you need to look for my silver saturn. It has New Hampshire plates. See yall @ 10!

    April 28, 2010


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