White Oak Trail (MCNP)

  • Fall foliage in Mammoth Cave National Park.


Dogs No

Mountain Biking

Fall Foliage

5 (miles)


Out & Back

Rolling Hills (Elev. Δ - ft)


Mammoth Cave

White Oak Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike or mountain bike trail in Mammoth Cave National Park that offers wonderful scenery and wildlife viewing. This hike starts at the White Oak Trailhead on the north side of the park. 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.

Red Tape

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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