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Distance:
0.2 Miles / 0.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Boardwalk
Park:
Mammoth Cave National Park
Town:
Cave City, Kentucky
Directions:
37.152549, -86.047668
Added:
May 02, 2018
Updated:
January 23, 2020
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46 '

Total Change
20 '

Ascent
22 '

Descent

The Sand Cave Trail at Mammoth Cave National Park in Cave City, Kentucky is an easy 0.2 mile out-and-back boardwalk trail that leads out to the Sand Cave lookout point.

Sand Cave, while it lies within the national park, is not connect to Mammoth Cave, so it's its own separate cave. Sand Cave became a national newspaper sensation in the January 1925 when Floyd Collins, a well-known American cave explorer, became trapped in a crawlspace 55 feet underground. He was in search of a new entrance to Crystal Cave, which is a cave that lies on his old property. The rescue team was unable to get him out of Sand Cave and after 14 days underground, he died.

Waterfalls: During the Spring and after heavier rainfalls, you can find a small waterfall spilling over the cave entrance.

Explore 6 trails near Cave City, KY
  1. Parking

    37.152549, -86.047668
  2. Main Trailhead

    37.152712, -86.047818
  3. Sand Cave Entrance

    37.154286, -86.047425
    Sand Cave Entrance
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Hazards

Poison Ivy/Oak

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0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Trail added
May 02, 2018
Hiked on
April 29, 2018
Updated on
January 23, 2020
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
April 29, 2018
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