Resurgence Cave

EASY 4 reviews

Resurgence Cave is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near McKee, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.7 miles 764 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


5 months ago

For those interested, the website is a little devoid of information in regards to finding Resurgence Cave. The coordinates for Resurgence Cave are: N37.48591° W83.91051°.

We cheated and took the short route on or trip. We drove past the Turkey Foot Recreation Area along Forest Service Road 345. We drove approximately two miles to a trail the goes over the hill at the following coordinates: N37.48515° W83.90895°. We parked beside the road and walked down the trail a couple hundred feet to where it intersected with the Sheltowee Trace Trail (100), we took a left (North) on the Sheltowee. Just follow it down hill about a quarter of a mile and Resurgence Cave is on the left, it's easy to spot, it'll be the strange place were water is flowing out of the mountain.

Alternately, you could park at the Turkey Foot Recreation Area, and take the trail across Forest Service Road 345, it is the Turkey Foot/Sheltowee Connector (100b). Follow it up to the Sheltowee and make a right and walk to the coordinates listed for Resurgence Cave above. It would bit a bit over 4 miles round trip I'm guessing, since it parallels FS 345 much of the way.

11 months ago

This was a wonderful trail. Maybe next time we will find the cave.

11 months ago

We did not find the cave either but it was a nice hike for a sunshiny winter day.

2 years ago

The trail was easy. A friend and I could not find the cave. Looking for the cave, we traveled a large amount off the trail and found ourselves with ticks on our pant legs. Better directions to the cave could have saved some time.