Mammoth Cave Railroad Trail

Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail
Mammoth Cave, located in the  Green River Valley of south central Kentucky,  is the world’s longest known cave system.  The  cave is the oldest tourist attraction in the country, therefore, has always required  reliable transportation to and from the hilly Green River Valley. Before the automobile became popular, tourists visited in their stagecoaches. Eventually, they built the Mammoth Cave Railroad, splitting off the Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN Railroad to bring visitors to and from the cave.

The Mammoth Cave Railroad has long since been dismantled due to inactivity. However, to commemorate the old railroad, the National Park has built biking and hiking trails where it once passed. This Tuesday, the Casey County Explorers made the long trip to Mammoth Cave National Park  to walk along the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail. We walked about 6 miles round trip along the path with our small group of 6 and had a wonderful day.

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative
How many retired teachers does it take to figure out directions?
Heather Cundiff Creative
Eventually they had to get really serious studying the map!
Heather Cundiff Creative

Heather Cundiff Creative
I bet the pond is “just ’round the bend!” Having felt we had taken a wrong turn, we finally  gave up trying to find it. We had already walked 3 miles one way and had yet to walk the 3 miles back!

Heather Cundiff Creative

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