Hillsborough Cave

Hillsborough Cave near Moncton, NB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
4 kms
1 hour
moderate
Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Moncton, NB
User Benlalonde

This is a trail that is mostly used by mountain bikers in search of very nice single tracks in gypsum and karst terrain. The last time I was riding, I took a pause from riding and followed a karst depression. At the end of the depression lies an exposed gypsum face. At the base of the gypsum is the entrance to the cave.

From the mountain bike trail it's only a few hundred metres to the cave entrance. Basically the trail follows the contour of a ravine. At the bottom of the ravine you will find the gypsum exposure and the karst cave. The descent is moderate and trees are evenly sparsed for a easy descent into the ravine. At the bottom of the ravine, there is an intermittent stream that is actively eroding the cave passage.

Directions:

Highway 114 south from Riverview to Hillsborough, Turn on golf club road and park at 45.909495°, -64.661166°. The cave entrance lies approximately at 45°54'8.05"N, 64°40'42.56"W. More detailed info on the mountain bike trails can be found in this site searching in the mountain bike section.




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By AhudsonPosted By: Ahudson  - Sat Jun 21 17:47:49 UTC 2014 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Fun mountain bike trail to get to caves. Lots of area to explore once inside. Downside Missed the second entrance on the first trip. Comment Great find in the back country of Hillsborough. I was in to find this cave the first time, but I returned a few days later when I learned of a second entrance. We went back and found entrance #2 with coordinates found on the geocaching site. This second entrance leads down a fairly long/narrow cave ending in a massive room at the end which was spectacular. The second entrance can be found at N45 54.081 W64 40.769


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