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      Cherney Maribel Caves County Park offers many caves and crevices that are open and accessible by a series of trails to the public when the park is officially open like Coopers Cave, Staircase Cave, Pancake Cave, Tunnel Passage, and Spring Cave by viewing deck only. The park also has some caves that are gated open only for set tours during certain times of the year like Maribel New Hope Cave and the Tartarus Cave System. Cherney Maribel Caves County Park occupies 75 acres on the West Twin River north of the Village of Maribel in the Town of Cooperstown. A rugged cliff line, generally paralleling the river, separates the gently rolling, partially wooded upland area from the wooded lowland adjacent to the river. The foot of the cliff line contains several medium to small caves and openings in the rock layers.

      The upland wooded area and its fringes have been developed with amenities for picnicking, biking, skiing, and hiking. Picnic tables, grills, a picnic shelter, toilet facilities, and playground equipment are provided in or near the picnic area. Additional trails are located in the area of the park above the cliff line. Portions of the openland have been planted in seedlings in a reforestation project. A staircase and trail system has been constructed for greater accessibility to the scenic lowland area consisting of the caves and river.

      Cherney Maribel Caves County Park is an especially significant geological area that was formed primarily by glacial activity. Through many years of deposition and change, glaciers wore down the land surface exposing an underlying solid mass of rock called Niagara Dolomite. This has formed the naked crags and irregular cliff line of the area. These formations are in contrast to other parts of Wisconsin where rich layers of boulder till were deposited by the glaciers.​​

      Over the years of extreme climatic conditions, the rock has decomposed. Springs, carbonic acid, the changing seasons, high volumes of glacial ice melt, and temperature variations broke down the rock. Small caves and openings created by these forces appear in the rock layers of the cliff line. Springs which seep from the limestone rock flow over moss covered rocks and trickle to the river. Select wildlife to the area, rare ferns, varieties of creeping plants, and wild flowers are found among the rocks and within the wooded growth. This natural beauty of the park made it a popular picnic and recreational area long before it was acquired by the Manitowoc County on Nov 5, 1963.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 27, 2019 ago


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      Trails Mountain Bike
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      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      720 ft
      Total Vertical
      125 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      833 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Cherney Maribel Caves Park Trails

      Maribel Caves

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      Photos of Cherney Maribel Caves Park Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Maribel Caves
      May 27, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      May 27, 2019
      DrysyklerA little soft in some spots but mostly dry.

      Activity Feed

      user #1938653Cmitt30addphoto in My City and 11 more
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 6:04pm
      Sep 24, 2019
      user #1653383mgrilesriddentrailMaribel Caves
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 9, 2019
      user #1735990Reno2112wishlisttrailMaribel Caves
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      user #1690762haleyschindelwishlisttrailMaribel Caves
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      user #1781062sykleraddreportMaribel Caves
      May 27, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      May 27, 2019

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