Green River Bluffs Trail
ElevationAscent: 459' 140 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 840' 256 m
Low: 521' 159 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“Fantastic traverse above the Green River with close proximity to the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center.”— Clinton Lewis
Roughly a third of the way in, the fun starts once you hit the first climb. The steep switchbacks bring you above the riverside bluffs and the intersection with the Dixon Cave Trail, but stay the course, don't turn back now! The trail mellows out again as you continue along the river, with several great overlooks.
At this point, the trail turns right, away from the river, and the second climb starts. It's a long, slow burn of a half mile climb in open forest that is spectacular. When you reach the road and cottages area, you've earned a break! Return to the visitor center via the road.
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