December 12, 2011

Keyhole Cave near Strasburg

On Hupp's Hill

Across from the museum and visitors center at Hupp's Hill you'll find a trail that deals with both the Civil War history of the site and the karst geology that underlies it. Limestone is porous and so this area, like much of the Shenandoah Valley, has water-formed caves underneath.

Keyhole Cave is a "wild" cave as opposed to nearby Crystal Caverns (currently closed) and Shenandoah Caverns. Keyhole Cave is marked "No Trespassing." A sign shows the network of caves and sinkholes on the hill and also tells us that bats are not currently living here.

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