|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – January 2014
Experience the best the south has to offer: a shoreline hike in Florida, stargazing in North Carolina, and spelunking in Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave NP, KY
This pocket-size national park sits atop the 400-mile-long underground labyrinth of Mammoth Cave, the longest known cave system in the world. The only way to explore underground is on a ranger-guided tour (ranging from easy to extreme, 75 minutes to six hours, $5 to $48), passing stalactites and stalagmites, ornate columns, and subterranean pools. Contact (270) 758-2180; Website