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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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This 25-mile river flowing through Mammoth Cave National Park is great for...

This 25-mile river flowing through Mammoth Cave National Park is great for canoeing, fishing or just plain swimming.

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Green River Bluff Trail

We hiked down to the ferry from the picnic area at MCNP. It was a long and hilly hike but it was beautiful. The ferry was cute. I expected it to be more of a boat and less of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
trooper912
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Cincinnati, OH
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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Gives you a couple peeks at the Green River and is a nice winding up and down trail but not a wow trail. A nice walk most of the National Park worthy attractions are below ground.

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We hiked down to the ferry from the picnic area at MCNP. It was a long and hilly hike but it was beautiful. The ferry was cute. I expected it to be more of a boat and less of a floating bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We really just wanted to see if the river was truly green....and it most definitely is lol. The ferry looked pretty neat, and the people kayaking seemed to be enjoying themselves on this sweltering hot day. Very glad we checked the river out!

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Chatham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

It takes a while to get to the real trail and seems long but well worth the effort to walk it completely

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Cool trip and one can venture into a cave if the water level is just right. there are lots of places to camp on the river.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We kayaked about 10 miles on this river during the fall. It was a great time getting out with the changing foliage. We found a couple of small caves on the water that you could enter and explore. They went in only about 75 feet. There is a livery service where you can rent canoes or kayaks, we had our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We rented a canoe from Cave County Canoes. They were super friendly and reasonably priced. They even threw in a fishing rod. The trip down the river was extremely relaxing with plenty of islands to explore along the way as well as a cave that you can paddle into. Only downside was that there weren't too many fish.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

If you kayak this river on a week day, prepare yourself for a beautiful and isolated day. We rented a 2-man kayak and started at Dennison's Ferry. The water moves pretty fast if it's just after a rainfall. We encountered 2 caves that we were able to kayak into before hitting Houchin's Ferry 8 miles later. We saw a few... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We took a double kayak out from Cave City expecting more than we found. Though the folks were friendly and accommodating the river itself was a disappointment. Absolutely no current but lots of trash and NO way to see through the water. A gal who finished ahead of us had a snake slither over her kayak while she was paddling.... More 

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Ashland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We spend sometime hiking and looking around at the location where the ferry docks but we did not see the ferry and did not have enough time to take a ride on this ferry down the river but enjoyed the views where we stopped and walked around for awhile. The trees were tall and very pretty even in December.

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