This rule designates four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park to address the interest and demand of the visiting public for bicycling opportunities without compromising the National Park Service's mandate ``to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life'' in the park. This rule will implement portions of the park's Comprehensive Trail Management Plan and satisfy the requirement of National Park Service general regulations that a special regulation be promulgated to allow off-road bicycle use on routes outside of developed areas. This rule allows bicycle use on a new Connector Trail in the vicinity of Maple Springs; a new Big Hollow Trail in the hilly country of the park north of the Green River; the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail; and the White Oak Trail.
Agency Contact: Ken Kern, Management Assistant, Mammoth Cave National Park, National Park Service, P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259; phone: (270) 758-2187; email: Ken_Kern@nps.gov
This rule is final. Its effective date is October 12, 2012.