Cadomin Bat Cave

Cadomin Bat Cave near Hinton, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
4 kms
3hours
moderate
Hiking
Summer
Hinton, AB
User xtremepeaks
Elevation gain: 340m - Cave entrance at 1891m.

This is a narrow steep trail from the village of Cadomin to a very interesting bat cave located on the mountain 340 meters above. Hikers follow a forested trail up and along a winding creek bed, entering a closed in valley. A steep climb follows out of the creek to tree line and another 200 meters to the cave. The trail ends in a windy and exposed place with views of the valley below.

Bats hibernate in the cave in winter, so the cave is closed from September 1 to May 1 to protect the bats. Groups of up to 6 are allowed in the cave in the summer, pets are not allowed. The cave entrance is a narrow cleft in the rockface with a large snowdrift that blocks part of it early in the year.

More information on the cave can be found here. See also the Caving website for details.

Current conditions:

Directions:

From Hinton drive south on highway 40 to the village of Cadomin. Drive through Cadomin and park at the trailhead to the right about 1 km past the General Store. There is a trail sign and advice about clothing and equipment for caving.

Accommodation is available at the nearby Cadomin Motel, units with kitchenettes available. Call 780-692-3663 for reservations.

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By jtpcaPosted By: jtpca  - Tue May 25 22:04:13 UTC 2010 Not Rated Comment Caves are closed for the 2010 Season due to White Nose Syndrome in bats.

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