Kentucky Trail Towns


With its location right on the banks of Green River, how could Munfordville not be one of the most popular paddling towns in Kentucky? The majestic river flows downstream from town through the heart of Mammoth Cave National Park, while upstream takes paddlers and explorers past waterfalls. Boat rentals are available from local outfitters, and the Green River Park & Arboretum is home to beautifully constructed hiking trails. 

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The town of Brownsville is located right on the edge of Mammoth Cave  National Park and in between the Nolin & Green Rivers. Paddling on both of these rivers offers spectacular views and some of the most biodiverse waters in the nation. Mammoth Cave’s backcountry, and it’s miles of equine and hiking trails are Brownsville’s backyard.

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Cave City/Horse Cave

The town of Horse Cave is centered over Hidden River Cave, whose entrance – and largest natural opening – is located right on Main Street. You can take a mild or wild cave tour, check out the world’s longest underground suspension bridge, zip line across the mouth of the cave or rappel down its limestone face. Nearby Cave City is the gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park and a host of outdoor adventures as well like Crystal Onyx Cave, Onyx Cave and Outlaw Cave at Jesse James Riding Stables.

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Park City

Park City, is the newest Kentucky Trail Town in our region and the trailhead for the Mammoth Cave Railway Hike & Bike Trail. This community is right next door to Mammoth Cave National Park and includes Diamond Caverns.  Which reminds us that not all trails are above ground!

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The City of Morgantown, an official Trail Town, hosts several events on the Green River throughout the year. The season typically begins with the largest event: the Green River Ramble during the first Saturday of June. The Green River has several locations available to begin your kayaking and boating adventures, including Woodbury Dock, Morgantown Dock and Rochester Dock. Our events are adult and kid-friendly with a very easily-traveled waterway.

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