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4.74 miles

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341 ft

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Resurgence Cave in McKee, Kentucky offers a unique hiking trail that is both challenging and rewarding. The trail is of moderate difficulty, requiring sturdy footwear and a good level of fitness. It winds through dense forest, past towering rock formations and along the edge of a clear, fast-flowing river. The trail's main attraction is the cave itself, a large and impressive geological feature. The cave is accessible to hikers, but a headlamp is recommended for those who wish to explore its depths. The trail also offers views of a small, tranquil lake, perfect for a mid-hike rest stop. Hikers should be aware that the trail can be muddy and slippery after rain, so it's best to check the weather before setting out. The trail is well-marked, but a map is recommended for first-time visitors. Despite its challenges, the Resurgence Cave trail offers a rewarding hike with diverse natural features.
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