Trout Run Woods Preserve

The Trout Run Woods Cave Preserve contains more than three dozen caves, several of which are significant. There are many other "FRO" or for the record only caves; however, when studied together as one unit, and when studying the biology, geology, and hydrology of the caves, they become more significant. Nearly all of the caves on the preserve show indications of habitation by the eastern woodrat, a threatened species. Many of the caves are inhabited by bats. The caves with streams are especially significant because they drain into a public water supply. Thus, these caves provide not only a recreational value, but significance on many other levels.

Members of the MAKc monitor these caves on a regular basis. Several studies have been done on caves in the region, and additional proposals are always welcome.