Cave Mountain Trail

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This moderately challenging trail takes you past a historic cave that was used during the Civil War to mine saltpeter. Another highlight is the hardwood swamp that attracts waterfowl. The tupelo gum swamp provides habitat for waterfowl, dragonflies, frogs and salamanders.

Cave Mountain Small Wild Area occupies about 34 acres on the south side of Guntersville Dam, has an abundance of flora and fauna, and is home to an important part of Civil War history. As the name implies, there is a cave on the property that was mined for saltpeter (a base ingredient in gunpowder) during the war. Courtesy: Tennessee Valley Authority


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Cave Mountain Trail | Trail length: 1.5 miles | Latitude: 34.418224 | Longitude: -86.405146 | 865-632-2101 Nearest Cities: Guntersville


Activities Available: Birding | Hiking | Trail Running | Walking
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