Best Minecraft Cave Seeds for Bedrock & Java (March 2024)

Cave exploring made simple!

Most Minecraft players spend a decent amount of time inside caves and caverns to obtain key materials, but it can be hard to know whether you’ve got a great cave seed or not without spending hours exploring. I’ve taken the risk for you and found the best Minecraft Cave seeds for each version.

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In addition to plentiful resources, these underground networks hold tons of enemies and unique structures like Ancient Cities. The seeds I found contain the best of both structures and geographically interesting caves in Minecraft.

Caved-In Villagers

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Seed: -4741669050446944109

When an earthquake hit a Plains Village, several homes and inhabitants fell straight into the cave system beneath them. The cave is safer during the day, but when nighttime arrives villagers hide in their homes from monsters. You could choose to fill in the cave and restore the village to its former glory. However, it would be much more rewarding to turn it into a multi-level mini-city!

Key Locations and Coordinates
Sunken Village: -158, 254
Ruined Portal: -426, 387

Badlands Gold Operation

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Seed: -4625493500003730034

This seed is for all of the loot goblins, hardcore miners, and gold gathers of Minecraft. This world begins near a giant chasm in the middle of a Badlands. Several veins of gold ore can be seen from the surface, promising many more if you venture deeper into the caves. Traveling deep into the ravine will reveal a Deep Dark biome and even an Ancient City within a few hundred blocks.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Dripstone Ravine: 27, -21
Deep Dark biome: 13, -9, 70
Ancient City: -139, -46, 152

Hole to the Center of the Earth

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Seed: -3200267490202974001

This cave can be followed from the top down to Deepslate and beyond. For those not prepared to venture the full way down, there is a mineshaft in the middle of the journey that can be looted and used as a rest area. When you're ready to overcome the rest of the cave, continue downwards to find abundant ores, amethyst geodes, and so much more.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cave Entrance: -295, 73, 101
Mineshaft: -256, -35, 74

Taiga Village Ravine

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Seed: -880629525494867238

This world begins in a cozy Taiga Village. Parts of the village have fallen into shallow caves beneath the village, giving it a slightly bumpy appearance. A ravine containing both Lush and Dripstone Cave elements can be found slightly to the side of Spawn. It's the perfect place to start a mine, and it even has an Amethyst geode near the entrance that can be used for an amethyst farm.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Taiga Village: Spawn
Taiga Ravine Entrance: -5, 72, -32
Amethyst Geode: -16, 34, -48
Lush Cave: -47, 17, 2
Dripstones: 1, 43, -60


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Seed: 5616975092558848799

This cave burrows through the mountain as if created by a giant landworm. If the small Lush Cave inside is expanded to fill the hole and lights are added, it would make for a perfect mountain passageway! It's a great alternative to passing over the top of the snow-covered mountain, which contains the risk of sinking into the snow. Players who enjoy mountain-dwelling can take inspiration from ant hills and create an intricate, tunnely mountain base.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Wormhole Entrance: -256, 112, 286
Lush Cave: -293, 75, 339
Wormhole Exit: -373, 123, 189

Descend into the Mountain

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Seed: -1241377884327075936

Climbing to the top of this hill rewards you with the entrance to a deep cavern. There is a lava pool nearby, perfect for building a Nether Portal after mining some iron from the cave. Be careful, as once you enter too deep, you may need to fight your way back to the surface. The risk of venturing deeper is worth it, though, given all of the riches you'll find.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cave Entrance: 69, -175
Plains Village: 80, -304

Related: Best Minecraft Deep Dark Seeds (Bedrock and Java)

Snowy Ravine with Mineshaft

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Seed: -7099029296595017097

The only sanctuary from the cold winds of the Overworld comes in the form of a large ravine. As soon as you enter, you can see the remnants of previous visitors who must have also wanted shelter from the snow. You can immediately enter the mineshaft from the first platform, or you could head farther down to find a section of a mineshaft within deepslate. Be careful! There are many lava falls in the area, and some of them have caught the mineshaft on fire.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Ravine Entrance: 79, 14
Mineshaft: 51, -2
Mineshaft on Fire: 69, -26

Underwater Ravines

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Seed: 4832106684521320114

This seed starts off in an Old Growth Birch Forest surrounded by a Swamp. Near Spawn, there are two water-filled ravines to explore. The first is partially a Dripstone Cave and is located within the Old Growth Birch Forest. The second lies beneath the Swamp, leading out from a nearby hill. Near the Witch's Hut in the distance is another underwater ravine containing Dripstone and lapis lazuli.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Underwater Dripstone Ravine: -32, 44
Swamp Water Ravine: 48, 140
Witch Hut: -280, 8

Pillar Cavern

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Seed: 6130459150992337061

Spawn is set in a bright Badlands biome bordered by Wooded Badlands and Stony Shores. The entrance to a giant cavern can be found a short walk from Spawn. The cavern goes down past deepslate, contains plenty of ores, and even leads to a Deep Dark biome. If you explore it diligently, you could potentially find the remnants of an ancient civilization long since passed.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cavern Entrance: -13, 77, -13
Ancient City: -168, -44, 88
Trail Ruins: -168, -424
Ancient City 2: -168, -44, -376

Best Minecraft Bedrock Cave Seeds

Just like the Java edition seeds, these seeds combine the best of unique cave formations and structure generations for Minecraft Bedrock. Gear up and get ready to go spelunking!

Deep Drip

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Seed: -3615395503769126445

Whether you like dripstone for its appearance or lava duplication abilities, you'll be able to gather tons of it in this cave. The entrance to the cave is large with multiple areas to explore. Each of these areas will contain plenty of dripstone, plus mobs to fight and ores to mine. After gathering some iron, you can use the water from the natural water elevators to create your own throughout the cave.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cavern Entrance: -64, 67, -50
Amethyst Geode: -109, 22, 6

Branching Paths

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Seed: -1114450996663617047

A few steps away from Spawn is a large ravine with two paths. The path on the left drops down to deepslate quickly and has lots of lava. It's dangerous, but there is a high chance of profit. The right pathway contains a small segment of lush cave, giving you access to moss and glow berries. I recommend stopping there first so you can plant glow berries all over the cave for both food and lighting.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cave Entrance: 1, 14
Lush Cave: -37, 1, 22
Lava Falls: 24, 21, 29

Lakebed Cavern

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Seed: -773214912059536815

Seeing this seed reminded me of playing Twilight Princess and exploring Lake Hylia. Parts of the cave are submerged within the lake itself, while the rest can be found beneath it. This includes a mineshaft that was most likely created by the village above the lake or their ancestors! If you walk a few dozen blocks beyond the village, you will find a ruined portal as well.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Lakebed Cavern Entrance: 21, 129
Plains Village: 27, 265
Ruined Portal: 99, 333
Mineshaft: 31, 124

Open-Air Cherry Cave

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Seed: 8034883325565591092

This roofless Cherry Grove cavern is undeniably one of the most beautiful on our list! Some of the pink petals have fallen into the cave below, making it appear like a safe sanctuary rather than a dangerous cavern. An intricate cherry wood base would fit right in here, either within the cave or floating above it like an island in the sky. The presence of an Ancient City nearby makes this seed even more rewarding for survival players.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cherry Cave: 32, 47, 172
Ancient City: 88, -43, 184

Related: Best Minecraft Lush Cave Seeds (Java and Bedrock)

Waterfall Cavern

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Seed: -1414031315244419232

This cavern stands apart from others due to the many waterfalls and lava falls it contains. To get down to deepslate, you'll be able to ride a few larger waterfalls down from the surface. Just make sure not to try riding a lava fall unprepared—you won't like where you end up.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cavern Entrance: -370, 160
Amethyst Geode: -379, 36, 101
Ruined Portal: -446, -294

Lush Pillars

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Seed: 7048803272755144882

This Lush Cave's stability depends upon the stone and deepslate pillars scattered throughout it. It's filled with water pools delicately outlined in clay, each with its own Dripleafs and clay supports. It serves as the perfect home for both you and the adorable Axolotl mob.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Lush Cave Entrance: 114, -25
Lush Cave Start: 132, 9, -33
Jungle Temple: 184, -136

Humble Illusion

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Seed: -8130473306746987018

Spawn is set at the edge of a Cherry Grove. Only a few blocks away is a small gap in the hill, looking as if it was a tiny burrow dug into the hill. However, that is only an illusion—this tiny gap is really hiding a ginormous Dripstone Cavern containing multiple layers and plenty of water pools. There are hours worth of adventure hidden within this cave, especially since it descends quickly down into deepslate.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Cave Entrance: -21, 10
Plains Village: 152, 168

Lush Dangers

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Seed: 7818537528385387813

This seed spawns you next to the beach in a Birch Forest biome. If you head northwest toward the farther end of the nearby Dark Forest, you'll come across a small body of water spilling into a deep cave. Following the water down will lead you to a humongous cave with Lush Cave patches throughout, which is perfect for both ore-gathering and gathering unique Lush Cave resources, like spore blossoms.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Lush Cave Entrance: -217, 69, -31
Small Cold Ruin: 104, 56
Shipwreck: -264, -120

Underwater Jungle Island Lush Cave

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Seed: 2583133408110380461

On the surface, this appears to be a lovely Jungle survival island with trees, watermelon, and a little bamboo. Upon closer inspection, however, the lake on the island has moss blocks on its bottom layer. Breaking through them and sinking with the water will reveal a huge Lush Cave, packed to the brim with untouched ores and other resources.

Key Locations and Coordinates
Lush Cave Entrance: 16, 224
Buried Treasure: 200, 152
Buried Treasure 2: 136, 280

For more Minecraft seeds and starting points, check out Best Minecraft Ancient City Seeds for Bedrock and Java on Pro Game Guides. For base design ideas, read about the Best Minecraft Cottage Designs on our sister site, Gamepur.

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