Cave Mountain Lake is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Buchanan, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

lake

views

wildlife

Mixed use trail mainly used for hiking including by campers in the area.

backpacking
22 days ago

Nice area to camp, hiking was easy. Trail around lake (Panther) was not maintained, ended up on road.

1 month ago

Not really a hiking trail, more paths for walking than to hike. Not maintained at all, just a short loop by a lake.

mountain biking
5 months ago

I’m completely new to mountain biking. Since we were camping 10 minutes away from here, and this was only going to be my second run, I figured I’d give it a shot. Kind of boring, definitely more for hiking. When I asked the people at the pay station about the trails and MTB’ing....even they seemed to think this location was definitely not meant for mountain biking.

mountain biking
Monday, November 14, 2016

It was a nice ride, but too early in the morning.

mountain biking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Nice ride. We camped here and got an early start.

camping
Monday, September 07, 2015

Loved this place! Bathrooms and showers were super clean and the environment was laid Bach and not too crowded.

hiking
Friday, June 14, 2013

Anyone have pics to upload of this hike?

camping
Friday, August 06, 2010

there is also a hiking trail on grounds, believe it was 4.5 mile loop, very nice ridge walk, came across a turkey skeleton with feathers..

hiking
Thursday, August 17, 2017