A short hike to a spring where water emerges from an underground cave.

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Description

River Styx Spring Trail offers hikers a close-up view of an interesting phenomenon where groundwater emerges from a cave before flowing into the Green River.

Many would consider it one of the top hikes from the visitor, often pairing it with other classics like [Dixon Cave](https://fatmap.com/routeid/2701273/dixon-cave/) or [Sunset Point](https://fatmap.com/routeid/2701261/heritage-trail-to-sunset-point?).

Adjacent to the cave, you can also snag some views of the Green River below. As with other nearby hikes, River Styx is a great way to kill some time while waiting on a scheduled cave tour to depart.

While it is open year-round, many visitors take note of the stunning spring wildflowers and fall foliage that make the hike even more spectacular.

Parking is available near the visitor center and hotel, and water and restrooms both available nearby.

For those seeking a fully-accessible hike with commanding views of the Green River Valley, consider [Sunset Point](https://fatmap.com/routeid/2701261/heritage-trail-to-sunset-point) instead. [Source](https://www.theoutbound.com/kentucky/hiking/hike-the-river-styx-spring-trail)