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8.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

Rolling Hills

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Buffalo Creek Trail (MCNP)

Kentucky | Mammoth Cave by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Buffalo Creek Trail is a difficult hike in Mammoth Cave National Park that is a great choice for hikers looking to beat the crowds and explore the park's backcountry. Mammoth Cave National Park protects the largest known cave system in the world. So far more than 400 miles of Mammoth Cave have been explored, that’s nearly double the next largest cave system. While the cave is certainly a highlight for most visitors, don't forget to explore what’s above the surface. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to more than 1,300 different species. To put that into perspective, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is famed for its biodiversity and has more than 1,500 different species. Mammoth Cave has nearly as much biodiversity and is one tenth of the size as GSMNP. The park is home to over 70 different threatened or endangered species. The park trails offer wonderful fall foliage, wildlife viewing and a chance to connect with nature. There is camping available in Mammoth Cave National Park.

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Entrance Free, Cave tour and camping fees
Contact: Mammoth Cave National Park P.O. Box 7 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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