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Wildflower viewing trip to Mammoth Cave National Park

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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!


  • Amy

    I had planned to meet at Blue Ridge and have room for 2-3 people plus gear in my car.

    8 years ago
  • Cynthia O.

    I think the park and ride behind Target might be a good place to leave cars if anyone wants to meet in the Rivergate area. We would probably plan to leave a little after 8:00, or just after the Blue Ridge group left so that we would arrive about the same time. If anyone is interested in riding with Carla and me, please let me know so we can look for you.

    8 years ago
  • Frank C.

    So we have a rivergate location, and the blue ridge location for meeting up. (Amy, I would like to reserve a spot in your car). My thinking is we could all gather at the maple springs loop parking in the park around 10:15-10:30am. There is a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms on sunday, but if we break camp on sunday morning in a timely fashion, i think we will be fine. Cant wait to see you all!

    8 years ago