Mammoth Cave Railroad Trail
ElevationAscent: 643' 196 m
Descent: -706' -215 m
High: 948' 289 m
Low: 663' 202 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“A trail that is hidden in plain sight.”— Chris Grimm
I've used this trail several times as my long run (>16 miles) in preparing for road marathons when I get tired of running on roads and just need a break from the concrete.
It works out perfect starting in Cave City and running up to the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center where you can refill a water bottle, catch your breath from all that uphill, and then turn and run back to your car. Or you can be lazy and hitch a ride back to Cave City with one of the many park visitors. (Although, I wouldn't condone hitchhiking in this day and age). This is also a logical place to have a friend come pick you up.
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Land Manager: NPS - Mammoth Cave Office