Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail

Let's head out to my favorite trail at Mammoth Cave - First Creek Trail.

Hike Stats

Meeting time: 12:00 Noon  at Fairview

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 12 Noon 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 1PM, 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. 

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  • Sherry

    Had a great time with a fun group of people on a nice day for hiking.

    April 1, 2012

  • Powell A.

    Pretty spring hike. Lots of flowers. Had a few new hikers - always good! and great after hike dinner together! Powell

    March 31, 2012

  • Jane

    Ha ha..just figured out why you called me a bobble head. based on the stuff I wrote early this morning. Too funny. Still...bobble heads only bobble...they don't sigh....why am I having this discussion with Tom anyway? Unless..............Tom is the Master?

    March 30, 2012

  • Jane

    Hey Tom! Game on buddy..lol.. you are soooo cruizin'....for a bruisn' besides, Ed was the one that called me James..........why isn't he the bobble head? huhhhhh....Sorry you are sick Angie..maybe meet you next time. It is going around in my office. Nasty stuff. Luckily us bobble heads don't catch it easily.

    March 30, 2012

  • Angie J.

    Has anyone else been sick?? I woke up this morning with a temp and body aches!! I NEVER GET SICK! I'm going to have to sit the hike out tomorrow. Hate to do it but I can hardly hike across my living room. :(

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, Jane are you a bobble head now? Here I go again.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Phil, I always use military/European time so no confusion--we Americans are so ethnocentric.

    March 30, 2012

  • Ed L.

    Who are you referring to, who is this master?

    March 30, 2012

  • Nancy S.

    I learnt from the master. Quiet days is over.

    March 30, 2012

  • Ed L.

    Sorry Jane, I'm posting from my iPhone... I don't know James.

    March 30, 2012

  • Jane

    I like James, he is a fun guy.........(rolling eyes).........

    March 30, 2012

  • Jane

    I am so glad James is coming too..................

    March 30, 2012

  • Ed L.

    James coming! This should be an entertaining hike.

    March 30, 2012

  • Jane

    Good grief. Guess I am going to have to attend this hike just to keep all of you straight....(shaking my head and sighing).....my job is never done..................

    March 30, 2012

  • Ed L.

    Nancy is becoming a real comedian. Grats!

    March 29, 2012

  • Nancy S.

    lol, did you see the top of this page? "Saturday, March 31....... I just have to rub it in. :-) I thought you planned to start out from 12AM to 12 noon. That must be a hell of a hike. In that case, I probaby want to think throughly before heading to spin class. :-) I hope you have a good evening. Where did you sign up Toolik?

    March 29, 2012

  • Phil

    OK Miss Smarty Pants, Neither AM or PM should be used with 12:00. Unfortunately, Meetup does not offer the official option of the proper 12 Noon or 12 Midnight. Which is why I clearly state 12 Noon (no AM or PM designation) elsewhere in the post. This info has to be true because I got it off of Wikipedia. :-)

    March 29, 2012

  • Nancy S.

    :->)

    March 29, 2012

  • Nancy S.

    Wow! Hard core people. We are hiking at midnight? Phil, you are on your own with the tiger and bear.

    March 29, 2012

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