This tour takes bicyclists through part of the Green River valley and the hilly country of south central Kentucky viewing the scenic, low traffic back roads of Warren, Barren and Edmonson counties.

Both the 38 and 68 mile routes pass through Mammoth Cave National Park with stops at historic Diamond Caverns. These routes are moderately hilly, so be prepared for a more challenging ride.

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Along the way:
This tours begins with the rolling countryside of Franklin. The downtown district includes the Simpson County Archieves & Museum in the old jail. There are wall drawings left by Civil War soldiers held prisoner here.
The highlight of the tour is Mammoth Cave National Park. The park comprise the world's most extensive cave region. Mammoth Cave has more than 345 miles of explored passageways, is the longest known cave system in the world. This World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve supports several species of rare animal life and many types of cave formations, with the formative process still active. There are 52,830 acres of scenic forest lands including Kentucky's second largest tract of old-growth forest. A summer-time cruise on the Miss Green River II is a great way to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Cycle on to Brownsville and check out "The Floyd Collins Story" outdoor drama. Upon entering Sand Cave in 1925, Collins became trapped. The attempted rescue of Collins became one of the most reported events of that decade.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park overlooks a 5,000-acre lake. Old Falls of Rough is located on KY-110 and there are buildings dated back to 1870 still standing.
Near Caneyville is the Pine Knob Outdoor Theatre. 4 shows are offered: "Dock Brown-Kentucky Outlaw" and "Down in the Hoodoo Holler" involve an infamous local character of the 1850s. "Lard" and "Daddy Took the T-Bird Away" are reminescent of the 1950s.
Next is Cloverport founded in 1808 on a beautiful stretch of land on the Ohio River. Approximately 4 miles from Cloverport is Tar Springs, a resort of the 1800s with 100 foot high cliffs and 11 springs. Each spring has a different mineral water.
Tour ends in Hawesville. Hawesville is an old river town that has one of the most spectacular views of the Ohio River. The Hancock County Museum is housed in the 1901 railroad depot. The Pate House is where 18-year old Abraham Lincoln defended himself for operating a ferry without a license. Judge Pate was so impressed, he encouraged Lincoln to study law.
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