This wooded and undeveloped nature preserve is located north of the Borough of Carlisle along the Conodoguinet Creek. It contains lightly-used trails and a wide variety of plants, including some rare species.
A steep incline leads to the creek where the water is deep and fishing is permitted. At creek level, when the water level is low, the mouth of a limestone cave can be seen. The Borough of Carlisle discourages cave exploration. Cave explorers and swimmers do so at their own risk.
Boaters may use the area as a take-out for kayaks or canoes. Please be aware that the trail from the creek to the road is rugged and steep—not an easy take-out for watercraft. Cave Hill is not a put-in point because it is just upstream from the Carlisle Raw Water Intake Dam. Do not attempt to navigate over the dam!
Download the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail Guide and Map (.pdf)