Houchin Ferry - Mammoth Cave NP

Total Miles


269.58 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

Houchin Ferry Road is a 5-mile out-and-back trail that is located within Mammoth Cave National Park. The trail begins off Ollie Road and ends along the Green River. There is no longer a possible way to cross the river at the end of the trail so you must turn back. Along the trail are a few parking areas with hiking trails that lead into the backcountry of the park. About halfway down the trail is the Temple Hill Cemetery; one of the few historic cemeteries located within the park. Since this trail is entirely within the park boundary be sure to check nps.gov/maca before going for any closures or alerts.

Photos of Houchin Ferry - Mammoth Cave NP

Houchin Ferry - Mammoth Cave NP
Houchin Ferry - Mammoth Cave NP
Houchin Ferry - Mammoth Cave NP


The road is maintained by the park service; however, there is a steep paved section down to the river that can be covered by wet leaves during parts of the year.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

James Thompson
Jun 16, 2024
2014 Jeep Wrangler
Extremely easy trail. Pretty scenery if you like woods. No water crossings.
Enrique Espinoza
Jan 28, 2024

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