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- Published: 07 April 2014
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The Inland Blue Hole is actually a sinkhole formed by the collapse of an underground river channel. The exposed section of the underground Cave Branch Creek tributary can be viewed for about 150 feet before it disappears again beneath the surface.
Located just off the Humming Bird Highway, Blue Hole steps lead to a 25-foot deep pool, for which the park is named. Its cool, turquoise waters, surrounded by dense forest, overhung with mosses, vines and ferns are the perfect spot for a cool and relaxing dip.
St. Herman's Cave is located about 500 meters from the Hummingbird Highway. The trail to the cave's entrance begins at the Park Welcome Center, located just off the highway.
The largest of the three known entrances to St. Herman's Cave sits in a sinkhole 180 feet wide narrowing to a 60-foot wide entrance. Concrete steps cover stone steps once cut by the Maya. Once inside, visitors can clamber over rocks and splash through the water, while admiring the cave formations.