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Cave Mountain Small Wild Area and Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

This moderately challenging trail on the south side of Guntersville dam winds through various types of habitat for a unique wildlife watching experience. The trailhead is about 6.5 miles from Guntersville, Alabama.

Cave Mountain Trail – TVA

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA available

Cave Mountain is one of 28 Small Wild Areas managed by TVA to provide habitat protection for wildlife. It occupies about 34 acres on the south side of Guntersville Dam.

This moderately challenging trail will take you past a historic cave that was used during the Civil War to mine saltpeter (a base ingredient of gunpowder). Be on the lookout for The Tupelo Gum Swamp that provides habitat for waterfowl, dragonflies, frogs and salamanders.

Please note that the cave itself is closed to the public.

Visit TVA's trail page for more information.

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Tracepractices.

How to Get There

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//34.418224,-86.405146/@34.4181422,-86.407321,17z

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Trail Distance

1.5 mile loop

Vertical Gain or Loss

moderate

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