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Great little place to stop and visit when jumping parks!! The kids enjoyed it very much! Very neat!

hiking
1 month ago

There is a trail at the top of the park with a sign across the roads from the cabins, but it does not follow what is shown on the app. It appears that they are trying to create more trails in this wooded area. Part of this trail includes paved roads to get to the cave, which is awesome.

hiking
4 months ago

Cave In Rock State Park is the site of a natural cave on the northern shore of the Ohio River. In normal weather there is a short and easy (smooth and level) trail that leads along the shore to the mouth of the cave but, during high water, I am told that the trail and cave floods. As a result, while the mouth of the cave appears bone dry, the interior can be a slippery mud pit. I recommend wearing boots since much of the cave floor is wet clay. The cave is short and would be a fun place for children to explore without the possibility of getting lost. And if you enjoy photography, try to bring a camera where you can adjust the aperture to take photos both in the darker areas toward the back of the cave and in the lighter areas up front.

hiking
6 months ago

Great place for kids. I live nearby - and always had- but had never been! We enjoyed a family picnic and simple exploring. It was well worth the short drive.

camping
Friday, September 22, 2017

Nice town folks, camping and hiking. Enjoying the river and the tall cottonwood trees at the ferry campground.

on Hickory Ridge Trail

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Really neat Cave! lots of stairs! my 3 kids love it!

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Cave-in-Rock is the main thing for the trail. The trails easy and allowed my dog some swim time while staring at the cave.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

great views and a great history worth the look just short

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

very short, but the cave is massive! The cave was actually filmed in the western "How the west was won". scenic from the top overlooking the river. If your in the area it would be worth looking at but wouldn't go out of the way to check it.

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3 months ago

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Sunday, May 31, 2015