Wolf Cave Trail (Trail 5)

MODERATE 70 reviews

Wolf Cave Trail (Trail 5) is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, Indiana that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

Sinkholes, caves, creeks and falls This is a pleasent trail in McCormick's Creek State Park. It winds past sinkholes and caves. There are a few shallow creek crossings that might get your feet wet in spring of summer. Benches along the way provide places to rest or soak in the senery.

hiking
2 days ago

Well-marked trail. Enjoyed the cave and the creek crossings. A well-kept park with nice scenery. Plan to return in the fall.

8 days ago

Love love loved this cave hike and afterward we took trail 3 and 10 to go check out the falls. We stayed at the falls for quite a while then headed back to Nature Center
Had a great nights sleep

1 month ago

Went out to the wolf cave and then turned back around. Looking forward to going back to finish the trail and climb through the cave.

1 month ago

great trail,and kids even made it

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! The trail is moderate unless you decide to go through the cave. If you go through you will need a light and hiking shoes. We saw a lot of people in open toes. in this case the open toes lead to a ripped off toe nail. The cave trail is short but rocky. One of the cave entraces is easy to access but getting out of the other side requires a belly crawl. The opening to get out is only about 12" so I would not recommend this adventure for anyone that won't go into a crawl space. The forrest in the park are absolutely beautiful with lots of old growth trees. As always make sure you put on bug spray with deet and take water with you.

hiking
3 months ago

Our family of 5 (kids 10, 6, 3) came and it was a great distance hike even for the younger one. The cave was a fun challenge to crawl through in the dark. Trail is well defined and marked throughout and is pretty light and easy.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike, extremely easy most of the way with a well-maintained and flat trail. If it weren't for a few stream crossings, this hike could likely be done by most all age groups within the family, including grandparents.

3 months ago

Morel time!

hiking
6 months ago

A snow covered hike on a well marked trail. A few creek crossings the resulted in slightly wet boots. Will definitely be back to enjoy this trail in other seasons.

hiking
11 months ago

Loved the cave! :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Neat cave, but trail is all crushed gravel.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

nice, well maintained trail through Wolf Cave Nature Preserve.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

We went on a beautiful day. The trail was well kept and easy to navigate. The cave was busy so we didn't spend a whole lot of time in the area but were able to experience enough that we didn't feel we missed out on anything.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Great hike with our 4 & 5 year old kids. They loved seeing the cave but didn't make it all the way through before turning back. They also liked the creek crossings trying to keep their shoes dry.

trail running
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

great lool trail, has a challenging hill and Creek passes. can get crowded on weekends

hiking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lovely place to hike and trail 5 is awesomely landscaped. Some stairs after the cave was the only spot that wasn't flat.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

Pretty easy hike. The cave is what makes this trail.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Easy to moderate 2 mile hike on wide trail. Goes through the nature preserve past sink holes to Wolf Cave which is a small cave that can be crawled through. The track then continues through the preserve and crosses creek several times and has well graded hills. Dogs would be welcome. Not handicap accessible.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nice trail. We hiked after night and morning rain so be prepared to get feet wet while crossing creek several times. Very nice scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I have hiked this trail a few times with my family. The cave was open the last time we went and my teenagers made it through . The backside of the trail has a small hill you will need to climb. Lots of places to take a family picture. If you enjoy a fairly easy hike, seeing other people on a wide trail, this a a great trail.

hiking
Saturday, March 09, 2013

Although the title doesn't say it, I believe this is the Wolf Cave trail. This trail is mostly downhill to the cave and the twin bridges and then uphill on the way out. We did this one with our 3 yo last summer and she did fine but need a nap afterwards. The cave is about 1/2 way and is a nice spot to give the kids a break and a snack. The cave was off limits last year due to a fungus, White-nose bat syndrome.

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