April 18, 2009 · 8:00 AM
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on this trip, we will be journeying to Mammoth Cave! Not for the cave, but for the beautiful wildflowers in the northern end of the park. There are lots of trails, and plenty of campsites, and we will backcountry camp Saturday night. The plan is to start our hike at the maple spring trailhead, then follow Raymer Hollow trail out to Collie Ridge. Im thinking about Heading Southwest on Collie Ridge Trail to the Collie Ridge backcountry camp, a total of about 8 miles the first day. From there we have a lot of accessability to other side trails and water, so the rest of the day can be for exploring! We will hike out about 6 miles on Sunday on good spring trail, past good spring church and back onto maple spring trail. It is fairly easy milage, and is recommended for beginner on up!
The wildflowers at Mammoth Cave in April are said to rival the Smokies with their beauty and abundance, so bring your cameras and an adventurous spirit, and join me for a beautiful weekend!
Here is a link to Mammoth Caves website:
And the link to the park map!