May 26, 2016

Hupp Cave

Across from the Civil War Museum/Tourist Information Center in Strasburg is a trail that interprets both the Karst topography of the area and the Civil War history on Hupp's Hill. The trail dips into a sinkhole that has a cave entrance! 

Sharing with Good Fences and Signs, Signs

Caves in Virginia are protected by state law. This sign is muddy from all the rain we've had but it stresses that it is illegal to destroy or deface cave formations.

The upper sign is one of a series of interpretive signs along the trail. This one has diagrams of the geology and a map of the cave. The limestone and shale here are part of the "Edinburg formation."

Near the museum in this park was Crystal Caverns, a commercial cave that closed in 2010. 

The trail is not long but it does have steps. Flash was able to navigate it with me.


  1. The last shot is my favourite- it reminds me of a trail I've done many times with a view right up where that sky is beckoning.

  2. Love that trail, Linda.

  3. I think it would be neat to visit those caves. Nice looking trails & fences.

  4. The look of the woods and places remind me of my visit to the Natural Bridge Park in Virginia. Wonderful!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  5. Lovely woods to be in, I am sure the dog was happy also.

  6. Hello, great fence scene. My hubby has been caving in a lot of different caves in Virginia. Happy Friday, enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

  7. What a beautiful place to walk. It's so green & peaceful looking there.


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