This is my favorite hike yet. It’s packed with adventure as you get to swim in a fresh water hole inside a cave, explore around cliff formations, and even cliff jump if you dare! Actually, I don’t recommend cliff jumping but we saw a guy doing it. This hike is on all trails and if you download the app it will help you navigate to the trailhead and also give you some stats and reviews from other hikers.
Difficulty: moderate, I would not recommend young kids or toddlers in hiking backpacks because you have to duck under trees, also the trail can be very slick when it’s wet
Length: 1.7 miles
Elevation change: 531ft down and up
Don’t forget a head lamp or flashlight! The cave is pitch black.
The trail head is just off back road you will probably see white tourist vans parked outside of it. As usual, don’t leave anything valuable in your car and leave it unlocked if you can.
The beginning of the trail is pretty flat then you start to descend and the path becomes riddled with tangled tree roots and slick stones. It’s fun but watch your step!
Once you get down to a clearing, the cave will be on the left. You can’t miss it! The entrance is pictured below.
Once you get down into the cave it is so serene and seems undisturbed even though thousands of people have been there. I would like to say thank you to my friend Sarah for letting me use her pictures inside the cave.
You have got to take a dip in the water. It’s so cool and refreshing. You will also get a chance to see stalagtites and stalagmites.
After you’ve cooled off in the cave make your way out to the cliffs. The trail is up and to the left of the caves.
We were able to explore around for a while under the cover of clouds but once the sun came out it was time to hook it back, retracing our steps all the way back to the trailhead.
I’m really thankful for the ladies who did this hike with me and I can’t wait to do it again. Stay tuned for more posts about hikes, as soon as this stormy weather passes!