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Cedar Sink Trail

Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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delhi
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had just reached Mammoth cave hotel and preferred to go for some trails before sunset as the next day we had booked tours. This one was short & nearby so we tried it first. A neat path with comfortable walkway couple of stairs when nearing the depression..it took us about an hour for the complete trip..taking kids can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

About a mile long. Lots of stairs in the loop. Very pretty surroundings, mosty woods with some rocky cut offs. I loved the landing areas for picture taking and sitting to just take it all in. Path is well maintained.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Well marked trail with walkways and plenty of stairs. Approximately 1 mile total - this trail takes you around a large sinkhole with displays along the trail.

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Dunkirk, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not a lot to see on this trail. It's pretty, but just not a lot of scenic views.. Just a lot of the same views you get from the other trails in the park

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Trebfath
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The nature trail is well made, takes you through tall forested areas, down, and back up, many stairs. The destination is a very large Sinkhole, maybe 100 yards by 50 yards, but irregular in shape and heavily treed for the most part. You see a river emerge from under some cliffs, then drop back underground. This is away from the... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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141 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

There are dozens of hikes at Mammoth, but we only did the Cedar Sink Trail hike. It’s a nice hike, easy for kids to do, and has some good variety near the end. It was a pretty hike. We were out and back in about an hour. Since we did it early in the day, it wasn’t packed with people.... More 

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This hike doesn't take too long and there is plenty of shade on a sunny day. There are some stairs to descend which would tire out some folks who are not in great shape or who have bad knees. But the views are nice and the trails are well marked and not crowded at all.

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Atlanta
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fascinating topography. Saw some hawks. About 1.6 miles round trip with some nice elevation changes in and out of the sinkhole.

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Holland, Michigan
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61 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Not a long hike, but nice. Beautiful nature all around. Saw many bats hanging when we got to cedar sink.

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Helena, Montana
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Although it was a 3/4 miles ramble to the sink, the kids in our group (from 6 months old to 11 years) did very well. The boys in the group loved the sink area, climbing on the rocks and trying to throw things into the water. We visited in winter and only saw one other group come through in the... More 

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