Cathedral Caverns - The Pride of Alabama

2215 Cathedral Caverns Road - Search Nearby - Added by Phil Konstantin

Cathedral Caverns has some great formations inside, featuring one of the largest stalagmites in the world.

Cathedral Caverns - The Pride of Alabama -- Located in northeastern Alabama, Cathedral Caverns offers an easy look inside an underground system of caverns. The primary trail is well-developed and wheel-chair accessible for most of its 2.9 mile length. The Caverns features many impressive sights. Notable features of the caverns include:

An entrance measuring 25 feet tall and 128 feet wide believed to be the world's widest entrance to a commercial cave - - The column known as Goliath, one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference - -
The large flow stone "waterfall," 32 feet tall and 135 feet long - - An "improbable" stalagmite, only 3 inches in diameter at its base and rising at a 45-degree angle from a rock formation to the cave ceiling 25 feet above - - The Big Room, 792 feet long and 200 feet wide - - Mystery River, which flows through the cavern and which due to limited outflow may cause flooding after heavy rain.

Below is my video of the area: 

Distance

2.9 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

50 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA

Hillsboro, Alabama

Manchester KOA

Manchester, Tennessee

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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