Caving, also known as spelunking, is a fun way to explore caves and underground areas that may be difficult to reach during your average hike.

There are several super cool caves to check out in Georgia, but if you're looking for one that's perfect for beginners, you have to check out Howard's Waterfall Cave Preserve.

This cave preserve is located in Trenton, Georgia, and it's an ideal location for those who are just getting started in caving, though it's popular with more experienced spelunkers as well.

It's been a popular cave to visit for decades now, which is why you might notice some spray paint on parts of the cave when you visit.

While it may take some extra effort to get into this cave, it's well worth it once you're finally inside. It's massive, and there is a ton to explore.

You do need to apply for a permit if you want to visit this cave, which you can easily do on the Southeastern Cave Conservancy website.

It only takes a minute, but it's a good idea to do this in advance if you know you want to visit sometime soon.

Oh, and don't worry about paying a fee. It's completely free to visit the cave. However, if you want to play a role in helping to maintain the cave and others in the area, you should consider making a donation.

Interested in exploring other caves? You can visit the deepest freefall pit in the United States right here in Georgia or explore this Chattanooga cave with rainbow walls.

Howard's Waterfall Cave Preserve

Price: Free

Address: 1728, 264 Back Valley Rd., Trenton, GA

Why You Need To Go: This massive cave is perfect for novice spelunkers.