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Cave Run Trail (112)

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.7 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 683' 208 m
Descent: -444' -135 m
High: 1,311' 400 m
Low: 875' 267 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

Cave Run is a long trail that can be combined in different ways with other trails to form a variety of loops.

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There's a seasonal Bald Eagle Nesting Closure on the northwest end of this trail. The full closure is in effect from December 1 to July 1 and there's a narrower closure at all times/year round; it is illegal to approach/be within 200 yards of an eagle nest, per the Bald Eagle Protection Act. The nest is not on the trail so outside of the seasonal closure as long as you do not go beyond the posted signs you are okay.

Description

The Cave Run Trail is a nice long run incorporating some ridgetop and a significant valley crossing. It connects to Buckskin Trail (113), Crossover Trail (107), and the Hog Pen Trail (106) and can be used to put together loops of varying lengths and difficulties. Cave Run also crosses the Zilpo Scenic Byway which can further be used to create other looped runs with the full Buckskin Trail (113).

The US Forest Service is working to develop reroutes to allow the trails in this area to stay open year round.

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