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hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike for an afternoon. I echo the sentiment that the trail head is not easy to find and parking is sparse, but once you get going, follow the orange markings and you're good to go. Quite steep in a couple of spots, but the view from the top is worth it!

Difficult hike but worth the views. I enjoyed the climbing up and we ended up coming back down and walked the railroad back to the car. We parked at the marina and walked Maxwell road and made the second right, walked down the road ( with houses ) and ended up finding the orange paint where the trail began. Def slippery and a lot of climbing. The cave was so cool! Doesn’t go really deep or anything.

Map to Trail was wrong but I managed to find a opening on roadside. Followed a nice creek but had to cross it on a fallen tree. Missed the turn at railroad but found it right at the edge of the forest. Tough climb up to the Pinnacle but worth it.
I ended up with 8 miles and it was a beautiful day!

mountain biking
4 months ago

I love this place. Mountain bike the trails and have a blast.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome for a afternoon hike

Nice trail! Saw a small frozen waterfall along the way which was beautiful. Pretty view of the river, and the cave was cool.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty short hike up to the cave, ended up parking closer than the app suggests. Cave is very neat! We brought cheep head lamps and also used phone flashlights are were able to navigate, probably would have preferred higher power head lamps. There are lots of turns and paths to take once inside the cave including places where people have installed ladders and climbing ropes! From outside the cave there is also a nice view of the water and trees. Looking forward to coming back!

*additional note, I returned today and noticed a few spiders which I believe to be brown recluse, watch out for this if you’re planning on going deep into a he cave!

hiking
10 months ago

We actually started this hike by parking off Bridge Valley Road and only had a short hike up the hill to get to the cave entrance. Definitely need head lamps so your hands are free to help scramble. Had the whole family with me (18, 15, and 12 yr old) and they all loved it. Met a few hikers who had a map from a visit Lancaster website showing a rough layout of the cave. We will bring chalk to mark our way for the next time we come.

hiking
11 months ago

Was gong to hike Tucquan Glen, but the parking lot was full. This was a nice plan b hike.

Beautiful trail the cave is an awesome little adventure ( make sure to bring with you a head lamp) but the trail have a breathtaking view. This app does not have the correct cordinates to get there we ask a local and he give us directions on how to get there ( the locals call it the cold cave) I took a picture of the correct coordinates of my GPS and took a picture of the entrance for you guys to have a more clear idea of where it is. Follow the orange trail, after all it was a great trail I will visit againg.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice short hike. Definitely will go back to check out the caves more.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great trails for kids learning to hike.

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lots of trails

Thursday, August 03, 2017

@Jennifer Chapman: You are correct: the directions are not very clear just trying to do it on your own. I went for the first time a week ago with a friend, and we were lucky enough to find an older man walking down the main road that actually lived in the house on the hill right outside the gated entrance. Anyway, he showed us that the trail to the cave is a little pathway going up, where you step over a little stream. When you get past the gate at the beginning, the trailhead is right there to the left. As far as the railroad tracks, the gentleman told us if you turn right once you get to them and go down just a little ways, on the left is a large set of rocks where people often go swimming. If nothing else, I recommend climbing up those rocks to the top to get a great view of the Susquehanna. It's not too difficult of a climb. The last thing worth seeing is if you hike past the cave, there is supposedly a very large rock (called House Rock or something) where you can overlook the Susquehanna from a magnificent view. My friend and I looked for a while for this though and we couldn't find it. The terrain can get pretty steep, so find a good walking stick if you can to help support yourself

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

We parked at the boat docks (where this app takes you if you tap "directions") and followed the trail without any issues. There were times we FELT lost but keeping an eye on the map through this app got us there. We had NO IDEA how neat this would be. We went in the cave about 30' (9% left on my iphone while using it as my flashlight) which is apparently nothing compared to what is inside there. Something called the Cathedral room? Definitely do some research and prepare accordingly, highly recommended hike!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Went to this place 7/29/17 .. very highly recommend for the adventurer... there are maps online if you need.. we went in about 400'~500' but it goes much longer and we weren't properly outfitted as I assumed it was just a hole that would end in a few feet.. definitely a legit cave, after doing research I found it is the largest tectonic cave in the United States... suggestions are proper lighting & proper footwear & clothing ... and you want to bridge valley road & park along side the road...enjoy!!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The direction to this place was ridiculous! After putting it into GPS and on Maps it took me to a side road where there were no trail headings anywhere. Walked with my kids over some railroad tracks as someone stated to do, and walked over a mile to nowhere. Thankfully a truck was driving by on the tracks and stated that we were nowhere close and did not know where the trail was. We got stuck in some awful rain and had to run back. I applaud anyone that found this place.

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