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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 new year!

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 10PM to Carpool/ caravan up to Mammoth Cave National Park.

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 of the trial 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.

Click here for trail maps

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  • Clinton L.

    We had a great time. The weather was great... who would have imagined hiking in short sleeves and a vest the first weekend of Jan.?!?!?! Phil is a great organizer and the event was enjoyed by everyone.

    January 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trail was challenging at a couple points, but still a lot of fun. We beat the rain, though we did have to drive extra because the ferry was closed.

    January 3, 2009

  • Anne

    I had a great time, the company was great. Thank you for letting me bring shamus he absolutely loved it and slept the whole way home. It was a good hike, great pace, and very good organization.

    January 3, 2009

  • Phil

    Depending on where you are in Brentwood, it will take about an hour 15 minutes. Come up 65 and take exit 26 and turn left on 234 (cemetary road). Go through 4 stop lights and take a left into Fairview Plaza just before you get to the 5th light (its about 3 miles off the highway).

    January 1, 2009

  • Susan

    If I come from NAshville and wnat to meet in Bowling Greeen and carpoo from there to Mammoth Cave- where is the Fairview Shopping Center, and how much time do i need to leave to get there from south Nashville?

    Appreciate any help with directions to Fairview Shop Ctr.

    January 1, 2009

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