How Long is a Long Time Ago? Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.

Wasn't a bad trail. The scenery was pleasant and the inclines were a great workout. Going down seemed harder than going up. Was disappointed that with all the animals that are supposed to be there I only came across a cornsnake. Saw lots of butterflies and moths. One section of trail was broken. Overall, can be strenuous for those not used to a lot of inclines.

Was not happy with this trail.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

can't enter the cave.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

A great hike up the side of the mountain and back down. I had 3 kids with me ages (2-4). They struggled a little with the incline, but did great on the way back down. If you have younger kids, I would recommend cutting through the nature trial sections to avoid the steeper incline. It was hard on my youngest. Beautiful walk through the woods.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

It was a short trail mostly paved. You are not allowed to enter the cave which was a disappointment.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Walk to the cave is very short although the woman in the visitor center was very nice and informative. The Native American mannequins in the cave just make it cheesy.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Very cool cave, but exploring is very limited. Oh, and there are Native American statues that take away from the cave

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The cave is amazing and the rangers on site are very knowledgeable about its history. The cave is definitely worth a visit. That being said, the nature trail itself is nice but nothing spectacular. You could get to the cave via another trail and bypass the nature trail altogether and you wouldn't be missing much.

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