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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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Not to be feared

Unless your BMI is well north of 35 I don't think you have anything to worry about in Fat Man's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kedalion1
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Good all around hike.

I have to say.... even if you are not a large person this is hard to get through. Its narrow and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sansa31
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Oakland, California
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tight squeeze” (15 reviews)
“historic tour” (68 reviews)
“walk sideways” (5 reviews)
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Reviewed yesterday

Unless your BMI is well north of 35 I don't think you have anything to worry about in Fat Man's Misery. They make this hike out to be strenuous but any person in average health can negotiate it easily. The hardest part was the staircase...More

Thank kedalion1
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to say.... even if you are not a large person this is hard to get through. Its narrow and short.... Im 5'2" and it was difficult. There are many different hikes to take. Look into all of them.

Thank sansa31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went through Fat Man's Cave during the historical tour. It is a very narrow pathway that requires bending over at different parts. If you have back issues or a really tall it may be a challenge. The ceiling is low and it would be...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fun times in this little spot in the cave. Had fun ducking while my wife could stand up straight LOL!

1  Thank khebert2016
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

No big deal! (No pun intended lol) It's really just a tiny part of the overall tour and nothing to stress about. It's really only narrow at the bottom where your legs are.

4  Thank V G
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The kids love this part of the tour- long, winding and skinny wavy passages. I couldn't stop grinning but I'm not a two hundred pound, 6 foot two person.

1  Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Fun and awesome...had a lot of laughs going through this. Just watch your step and make sure you listen to the rangers guidance.

1  Thank HikerNova
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a challenging section of the cave where you have to squeeze through a winding trench of rock. The ceiling is also low in spots. It was very exciting.

1  Thank Joel M
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

One of the features of the trip through Mammoth cave is a winding, twisting part that requires you to travel sideways and can be a little slippy so be very careful.

2  Thank Roger G
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

As a kid coming here I remembered this as being very difficult to navigate thru. It is still a tough place to go thru, but very doable - unless you are very tall like me, or very big. I saw a young man with a...More

1  Thank showstang
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This historic tour didn't bother my claustrophobic husband, but he did hit his head a couple of time through the low ceiling areas. My husband and I are in our 60's. the biggest challenge of this tour was walking up the... More
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