Potential plans for connection trails in Mammoth Cave


GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO)Mammoth Cave National Park is a place to let your feet, horse, bike, or canoe lead you through nature.

Tuesday, an organization called Cave Country Trails, presented plans for even more ways to explore.

Cave Country Trails held a workshop Tuesday, where people came together to create potential plans, to connect existing trails, to communities in the Mammoth Cave region.

“We’re going to see several hundred miles of new trails to be considered in a four county area. Based on past projects I’ve worked on, we’ve had 300 miles of new trail corridors proposed in one county,” Landscape Architect for the National Park Service, Russell Clark said.

The brain storm session included hiking, biking, walking and equestrian trails. Along with ideas to add access points to the water ways as well.

“They usually occur where a road crosses a river, at a bridge. Or in the park, there are places where there are dead end roads near the river,” Cave Country Trails Project Director, Helen Siewers said.

And the plans don’t stop there. Questions were also raised about the potential of added business in small towns, where trail users would then have access to.



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