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Alpha's cave is a location in AMC's The Walking Dead. It is a large cave where Alpha and the Whisperers stored their horde. It is located 14 miles inland.


Prior to the outbreak, the cave was one of many of its kind found throughout Virginia. It appears to have been an old mine or connected to parts of an old mine.


Season 10

Sometime after the barn massacre, Alpha chose to relocate her horde to this cave.

"The World Before"

Alpha lures Carol, Daryl, Magna, Jerry, Kelly, and Aaron to the cave and traps them inside with the horde.


Daryl, Carol, Aaron, Jerry, Connie, Kelly, and Magna are trapped on a ledge in the cave above the walker horde and spot Alpha watching them from above. Leaving, Alpha orders two Whisperers to ensure that the group doesn't escape.

Unable to climb back up, the group spots water across the cave that Daryl realizes is coming in from the outside. The group makes a perilous series of jumps across stones between the two sides of the cave, making it safely despite a few mishaps. Searching the other side, Daryl is able to find a way out using a lit match to find a breeze as the other realize that the walkers must be Alpha's horde and there are likely Whisperers inside the cave with them.

Eventually, the group stops and while a restless Magna searches for where to go next, they come under attack by Whisperers. The group kills most of the enemy while the rest flees and Jerry notices an arrow pointing to where to go next. Following the path, the group discovers that it leads into a narrow passageway which causes problems for the claustrophobic Carol. As the group crawls through a low part of the tunnel to an opening to a larger part of the cave, Jerry gets stuck due to his height and attacked by following walkers which bite at his foot. The others pull Jerry free and discover that his boot protected him from getting bitten.

Across the way of the new part of the cavern, Magna spots a hole in the celling with light pouring in from the outside, but discover that they are also over a steep drop leading to the horde below. Making their way through a boarded up opening, the group discovers an old mine station, and a blockade where a hole in the celling has opened from a collapse and a box of old dynamite that Jerry rejects using as it is too dangerous. As the group works to widen the hole, Carol takes a stick of dynamite and sets it up on a ledge, knowing that collapsing the cave there can take out half of the horde. After she nearly falls, Carol is saved by Daryl who talks her out of her plan. However, the dynamite is accidentally knocked into the pit in the process and explodes, causing the mining tunnel to begin to collapse.

Jerry holds up the celling using a support beam while the others climb out of the hole. Upon emerging, Kelly finds more Whisperers and kills them with the help of Aaron after he emerges. Magna and Connie go back to help Daryl and Carol, but have to fight off more Whisperers. Unable to hold up the celling anymore, Jerry flees through the hole and the remaining dynamite detonates, collapsing the tunnel and trapping Magna and Connie.

Though Daryl tries to dig back into the cave, Aaron warns that it will take them at least a week and Kelly points out that the explosion will draw in walkers and Whisperers from all around. Angrily ignoring Carol, Daryl orders the others to return home and let everyone know that they have found the horde. As the Whisperers got out before them, Daryl knows that there must be another way in and sets off in search of it.


Daryl arrives at the entrance to the cave in time to witness Alpha leading the horde out though with no sign of Magna or Connie.

At the same time, Mary visits Alexandria and offers information about the cave in exchange for being allowed to see her nephew. Mary shows Gabriel, Rosita, Laura and Scott the cave's location on a map and warns that while there are other entrances, she is not sure where and they will all be guarded. However, before they can lead a rescue mission, a call from Echo Post about a supposed herd draws out most of Alexandria's forces.

When Aaron returns to Alexandria in the aftermath of Beta's attack, he reports on the events in the cave and how most everybody made it out.

"Morning Star"

Its suggested that approximately half of Alpha's walkers were killed when Daryl's group collapsed part of the cave.

"Walk With Us"

During the attack on the Hilltop, Magna appears, using walker guts to blend in with the herd. Magna reveals that she and Connie disguised themselves with walker guts to get out, but eventually got separated in the horde. As a result, Magna doesn't know if Connie survived or not.

"A Certain Doom"

Connie is revealed to have survived the events in the cave and is found by Virgil.





TV Series

Season 10


  • In "Out of the Ashes", it is confirmed that Keith was part of the group of Whisperers that were inside the cave.
TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaRoute 18Harrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaThe LabBradbury'sAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta SewersAtlanta BridgeAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist Church of Holy LightGreene Family FarmCranwall High SchoolKing County, GeorgiaKing County Elementary SchoolHarrison Memorial HospitalHouseDeserted TownsThe Carriage BarSteve's PharmacyWiltshire EstatesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, D.C.Mert County, GeorgiaMert County Department of Public WorksAtlantic CoastElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGeneral StoreSportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekJacksonville, FloridaStone Mountain, GeorgiaKing County, GeorgiaKing County Sheriff's DepartmentMorgan's HideoutKing County Baby StoreKing County CaféGrantville MillMotelBig Jake's Bar and Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampMacon, GeorgiaBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodTuscany Family HomeNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaDeserted TownsApartment BuildingRetirement HomeMartinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackNeighborhoodPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusCabinSt. Sarah's ChurchDeserted TownsGun StoreMcQuarrie Family Services Food Bank and Thrift StoreHunter's SchoolHouston, TexasGrocery StoreBook StoreGetz Fire DepartmentWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodTuscany Family HomeWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaTemporary Housing FacilityAtlanta BridgeGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta WarehouseAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Supply RoomAlexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuint Materials Company Road Base QuarryRed Rendezvous PointYellow Rendezvous PointRendon Equipment SalesDeserted TownsPet StoreFeed StoreAlleywayKing County, GeorgiaMorgan's HideoutMorgan's CampEastman's CabinEastman's CemeteryAlexandria SewerBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeAntique ShopCobblestonesGreen Rendezvous PointSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary and BoutiqueViskocil Public LibrarySaviors' RoadblockStanton Quilting Co.Savior Clearing
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Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryRoute AWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumDufresne County, VirginiaRoute BBridgeRoute DHilltop ColonyBridge CampLumber YardPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardIntersectionHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaRoute 18Cardille Family CabinGreene Family FarmCRM Pick-Up SpotThe KingdomDeserted TownsJed's CampDaryl's CampMagna's RigWater TowersFactoryPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBarnHilltop CabinCemeteryCovered BridgeSavior ClearingExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandBaltimore ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampApartment BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School for the GiftedAlpha's RavineThe Whisperer BorderAlpha's Barn
Season 10 Atlantic CoastOceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteAlpha's RavineSecond LivesWhisperers' CampDeserted TownsParking GarageThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's BarnLibraryAlpha's CaveGas StationRendezvous CabinHilltop CabinNegan's Decoy ShedNegan's CabinBloodsworth IslandKing County, GeorgiaStone Mountain, GeorgiaSatellite OutpostSavior ClearingBoat 672West Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe TowerMid-Atlantic CityJuanita's ApartmentFleetwood Drive MinefieldBike GarageSouthern Train YardRendezvous Point BKnoxville CommunityBeach CabinParking LotBurned Down CabinDaryl's CampLeah's CabinMini MartWater TowersWarehouseAmbush FieldValak's Viper BarSmith Family HomeReeton Healthcare ClinicCumberland Hospital
Season 11 Fort ConnorsAlexandria Safe-ZoneWashington, D.C.Subway TunnelCommonwealth Detainment CenterWall of the LostHudson Erie LineWellhaven PlazaFactoryDairy FarmChurchArbor HillsMeridianCharleston, West VirginiaThe CommonwealthThe Milton HotelUnion StationHilltop ColonyElodie's TreatsTillman's Hardware
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