Meeting time: 11 AM
Hike Distance: about 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 1 hour, but with stops along the river it’s more like 90 minutes.
People traveling from Bowling Green can meet up in the Fairview Shopping Center Parking lot at 10 am to Carpool/ caravan up to Mammoth Cave National Park. I'll be coming from the east, so I’ll see you all at the park.
Escape from the heat, MCNP is offering free cave tours this weekend from 10:00-2:00. We will meet at 11:00 am cdt at the start of Heritage Trail near the visitor’s center. We will follow Heritage trail to Sunset Point, then go down to the River Styx and hike the Green River Bluffs trail. This is a slow, easy hike so we can take time to enjoy the views along the river. We will come back and pick up our free tickets at the visitor’s center.
Duration: Allow at least 30 minutes
Walking Distance: ¾ mile round trip from visitor center
Sells Out at: No Limit
Emphasis on: Large trunk passages; variety of topics; resource protection challenges
Landmarks Seen: Natural Entrance, Narrows, Rotunda, saltpeter mining artifacts, Audubon Avenue
Elevation Change: 140 feet
Number of Stairs: 120
Steep Hill Climbs? One, to and from cave entrance
If you are hungry after the cave tour, we can eat at the park restaurant.