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Whites Cave Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 5' 2 m
Descent: -161' -49 m
High: 812' 248 m
Low: 651' 198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Clinton Lewis

A wide trail that leads into the Mammoth Cave trail network.

Clinton Lewis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Wide, crushed gravel trail. Steps have been built on the trail to aid erosion and for hikers, they tend to get slick when wet.

Description

The Whites Cave Trail is a wide trail that leads you from the Mammoth Cave Campground to the Green River area trails. The trail is mostly crushed gravel, making for easy navigation. The start is mostly flat, then transitions to downhill as you get closer to the other trails.

Since this trail is in close proximity to the Visitor Center, it is well maintained and has several steps built along the route.

The trail ends at an intersection with the Sinkhole Trail. There are lots of options to create loops and explore the topside of Mammoth Cave.

Flora & Fauna

Kentucky old growth forest with ferns, hardwood trees, turkey and deer. Poison Ivy is also a real possibility.

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#8

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#8

in South Side

#218

in Kentucky

#18,491

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Downed tree and fog made for a great early morning run experience.
May 25, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Heading away from the campground on White Caves Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Fun descent on the Sinkhole Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY

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