Hiking Project Logo

green Cave Tour Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 737' 225 m
Low: 701' 214 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Karl W

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular hikes nearby

Hiked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

An easy, gravel trail leading past the entrances to most of the caves in this wooded park.

Karl W

Features Cave

Family Friendly Easy trail passing a number of cool caves.

Need to Know

Most caves are closed, aside from during tours, and cave tours are infrequent. Check the Maribel Caves website to find out when the next caves tour is.

Description

This is the main trail accessing the various caves in Cherney Maribel Caves County Park. You can begin from the north end of the parking area, or from the southeastern end along the Trail To Parking next to the information board. The trail is wide, gravel fill, so it should be very easy going, but it has suffered some erosion damage (as of 2018).

Initially, you'll head north above the bluffs with no views until you come to the Stables Reclamation Interpretive Site. You'll get to see the cool remains of the resort that once stood here, but be advised it is on private property. Turn and descend what is kind of a switchback to head south along the bottom of the bluffs. You'll pass Maribel New Hope Cave, a trail to Spring Cave, Pancake Cave, and Coopers Cave. Then, you'll join the River Trail for a second, before you then turn and ascend the path along the Tartarus Cave System. Take the Trail To Parking to make this a short loop.

Flora & Fauna

The mosquitoes were ridiculous.

Contacts

Land Manager: Manitowoc County Parks

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Sep 18, 2018
Karl W

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#24344

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#252

in Wisconsin

#24,344

Overall
2 Views Last Month
18 Since Oct 15, 2018
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking