With so many options to explore in Hart County, both above ground and literally underneath your feet, it’s no wonder that Munfordville and Horse Cave have been certified by the Kentucky Department of Tourism as Trail Towns.

A Trail Town as defined by is a destination along a long-distance trail or adjacent to an extensive trail system linking to other Trail Towns.  This may include hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking water trails and, both mountain and on-road cycling trails. The Trail Town is usually a welcomed place to stop for food and provisions or to simply enjoy the scenery and charm of a local community and maybe even spend the day or the evening.

With the beauty and wonder of Mammoth Cave National Park right at our doorsteps and with the Green River and miles upon miles of Kentucky’s best hiking trails running through it along with its proximity to popular Kentucky cycling routes, Hart County provides the best Kentucky outdoor adventures like no other.

For an on-the-water view of 300 Springs Waterfall on the Green River, view this video.

  • Hiking

    With more than 80 miles of trails within Mammoth Cave National Park, considered the best Kentucky park for hiking, you’ll find trails that provide both the day hiking experience you’re looking for as well as breathtaking vistas and the beauty of nature.

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  • Cycling

    Some of the best Kentucky cycling routes are waiting in Mammoth Cave National Park and surrounding areas.

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  • Paddling

    For flat water paddling enthusiasts looking for outdoor adventures, it doesn’t get much better than Kentucky canoeing and kayaking trails, especially along the cool waters of Hart County’s Blueway on the Green.

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  • Horseback

    Guided horseback riding enables you to explore the area without transporting your own horse. For riders of all abilities, Adventures of Mammoth Cave offers a one-hour scenic trail ride with panoramic views along the gentle Mammoth Cave hills.

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  • Underground Trails

    Not all of our trails are above ground. As a matter of fact, some of the most magnificent scenery can be found along our cave trails that are all open year round.

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  • Walking and Driving Trails

    Check out one of our many walking trails or take a drive through the beautiful Kentucky countryside to check out the Hart County Barn Quilt Trail, local restaurants, shops or farm markets.

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