Hiking’s probably one of the most exciting ways we can spend time outdoors. After all, we never know who we’ll cross paths with, what natural wonders we’ll see, and what hidden gems we’ll discover. For a fun adventure, add these hikes that lead to hidden caves in Pennsylvania to your outdoor bucket list. Besides the caves, you never know what else awaits on the trail.

Have you been to any of these hidden caves in Pennsylvania? Share your experience in the comments! For a refreshing hike that leads straight to a swimming hole, follow the Haystacks and Dutchman Falls Trail, just south of Dushore.

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Caves In Pennsylvania

Are there caves in Pennsylvania?

The seemingly obvious answer to this question is yes! There are hidden caves, famous caves, and unique caves, all waiting to be explored. The following is a partial list of what many consider to be some of the best caves in Pennsylvania:

  • Lauren Caverns in Hopwood, which is the largest cave in Pennsylvania
  • Lost River Caverns in Hellertown has, as you may guess from its name, a river that runs through it. The name comes from the fact that this river that runs through the cave has an unknown origin.
  • Coral Caverns in Manns Choice has something you may not expect to find in Pennsylvania – fossilized coral and other sea creatures from over 400 million years ago.


What is a unique way to see some caves in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is full of caves, caverns and waterfalls, many of which make for incredible hikes. If you are eager to see quite a few of these, check out this road trip of caves in Pennsylvania that’s been created for your viewing pleasure. Along the way you will stop at places such as:

  • Crystal Cave in Kutztown. Enjoy the rock formations as well as the history of this cave, which was first discovered in 1871.
  • Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown is a tour for which you will want to dress warmly.
  • Penn’s Cave in Centre Hall, which has the unique title of being the only all-water cave in the United States.

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