Mammoth Cave offers great backcountry hiking and campsites. Backcountry campsites can be reserved at the Park's Visitor's Center. Click below to link to Mammoth Cave's backcountry map and information.
Shanty Hollow Lake Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bowling Green, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Jenny Wilson Byrd Memorial Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Munfordville, Kentucky that runs along the banks of the Green River. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Approximately 9.2 miles of single track trails for mountain biking and hiking, the trailhead for the Brier Creek Trail System is located across from the Primitive Campground. The Brier Creek Trail System was built and is maintained through a partnership with Southwest KyMBA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Friends of Nolin Lake, and Kentucky Department of Parks.
With nearly 84 miles of trail in the backcountry, frontcountry and Visitor Center areas combined, from easy to rugged, you're certain to find just the one-on-one with nature you're looking for.
Explore the most popular trails in Brigadoon State Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Barren River offers four nature trails. Connell Nature Trail begins at the Villa Entrance & passes next to a stream and through the wooded hills. Peters Creek Trail Loop starts from the Bike Trail near the highland field and loops through the woods, then along the lake edge. The paved Bicycle and Hiking Trail is a 2-and-1 half mile loop, that begins near the lodge playground, reaches the highland field, & passes through the golf course and woods. Campers Cove is a quarter mile out and back path which travels down to the lake edge along paths that were once used for primitive camping, open during camping season only.
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