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Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail

Come out and work off some of those holiday pounds on our first hike of the 2011! We'll be heading out to my favorite trail at Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail.

Hike Stats

Meeting time: 10 AM
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 red 4-runner.

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. 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. If driving yourself, remember that the Houchins Ferry does not run during the winter so you need to drive around to the north side some other way.

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  • Stephen S.

    A great winter day for a hike.

    January 2, 2011

  • Karen R.

    Wish I could come. I hiked river Styx etc yesterday and it was quite nice. Have fun!

    January 1, 2011

  • Angel

    Just a warning, this trail will likely be extremely muddy. I did it a few weeks ago when the weather was better and it was really muddy then. With all the rain & snow melt it will likely be worse. Wear gaiters if you have them!

    December 30, 2010

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