Trail 5 is a moderate 2.0 mile loop trail that
begins at the Wolf Cave Parking Area (which has room for
about 20 vehicles). The trail enters Wolf Cave Nature
Preserve, loops through a beech-maple forest, crosses
Litten Branch, and offers access to Wolf
Cave and Twin Bridges
before ending near the Wolf Cave Parking lot.
The western part of the loop trail north of the parking
area passes through a sinkhole tract. Geologically speaking,
this is an area that contains no surface streams - all
drainage goes underground into a limestone cavern system.
The eastern part of the loop trail north of the parking
area passes through a large blind valley, which is a collapsed
cave system, where a stream sinks at the western end of