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Cedar Sink Trail

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Trebfath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I read good reviews on Trip Advisor for this trail and decided to check it out. Its a beautiful trail and leads to some canyon like formations at the end of the trail. If you go when its hot, there is plenty of shade most of the way, so it is a very pleasant hike. There are sink holes along... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This 45 min loop hike was a good way to see some top-side attractions at the park. Great trail conditions with stairs built to descend into and out of the sink hole. Good to do between cave tours. It's a 10-15 min drive from the visitor center. Saw deer and turkeys in route. Wild flowers added to the beauty of... More

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Central Indiana
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Cedar Sink trail is a nice moderate trail climbing down into a large sinkhole. From there you see an area where an underground stream comes to the surface and then drains back below ground. There are lots of stairs. At the Y in the trail, take the left side going down the steep side and returning up the more gradual... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My family and I hiked the 2 mile loop Cedar Sink Trail during our Spring Break visit to Mammoth Cave. Temperatures were in the mid 40's and the trees hadn't bloomed yet. The hilly trail was very pretty and well maintained. It is interesting to see the river that formed the caves peeking out. There are several sets of stairs... More

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