Off-road Bike Trails
Several unpaved trails and service roads are available in the park for cyclists with mountain bikes. Trails not listed below are closed to bicycle use.
Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail
9 miles (14.4 km)
Originally opened in 1886 the Mammoth Cave Railroad brought early tourists to Mammoth Cave and other neighboring caves in the area. The train line continued its service for 45 years and made its final run on August 1, 1931.
Big Hollow Trail
9.1 miles (14.6 km)
Connector Trail from the Big Hollow Trailhead to the Maple Springs Trailhead
1 mile (1.6 km)
The Big Hollow Trail Loop Trails and Connector Trail offer over 10 miles of single track mountain bike trail that winds through dense woodlands and rocky outcroppings. The trail can be accessed from the trailhead within Maple Springs Campground.
Part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Mammoth Cave National Park is included in two U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRS) that connect urban and rural communities across the United States via signed roads and trails.
TransAmerica Bicycle Route, USBR 76
The TransAmerica Bicycle Trail was designated in 1982 and spans the nation from coast to coast. On its 4,228-mile (6804.3 km) journey, the trail passes through the states of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Virginia. Along the way riders can take several spur routs to scenic destinations like Mammoth Cave National Park.
Cave Country Bicycle Route, USBR 23
Designated in 2019, the Cave Country Bike Route connects USBR 76 to the Tennessee boarder, through Kentucky’s Cave Region. The 109-mile (175.4 km) route takes riders through Mammoth Cave National Park and connects to small towns and historic sites.
What is an e-bike?
Whether riding on one of the parks scenic roadways or on an off-road trail, your safety is your responsibility. Make your visit more enjoyable by learning about safety while in the park.
Last updated: November 6, 2020