The longest cave system in the world, located in south central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park protects over 400 explored cave miles and the surrounding natural area.
Mammoth Cave offers many routes for exploring: everything from a short, all-ages ranger-guided tour to an intense, 6-hour Wild Cave tour to everything in between. One thing is for sure: you must see this complex cave labyrinth for yourself.
- Where your planning begins: NPS Website
- Our article, Mammoth Cave’s Wild Cave Tour: “Extremely Strenuous” not an Exaggeration
- Our Video Highlights
- Our Facebook Photo Gallery
- Tour part of the cave with a ranger: we loved the Domes and Dripstones tour and the Wild Cave Tour, although they were very different
- Hike around on top of the cave: we liked the Echo Spring River Trail
- Read about cave discovery here at the Visitor Center
- Float the Green River that runs through the park
- Connect trails for a longer hike
- Plan a multi-day backcountry trip, either on the water or by trail, for more solitude
In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.