Originally opened in 1886, the Mammoth Cave Railroad brought early tourists to Mammoth Cave and other neighboring caves in the area. The train line continued its service for 45 years and made its final run on August 1, 1931.
Today, a portion of the path of the former Mammoth Cave Railroad has been converted into a 9-mile hike and bike trail. This trail will be accessed from the Mammoth Cave visitor center and finish up at Bell’s Tavern Park. Along the trail, cyclists can stop at historic sites, interpretive waysides, and scenic overlooks.