|Region:||The Misty Mountains|
The location of this cave and its lake is deepest within the goblin caves and tunnels. Coming from Eglanúr, at the last fork the left passage leads to the Goblin-town Throne Room, but further off to the right is this hidden cavern. Once inhabited by a strange creature, now only worms await along the shore of the cave's lake. Few have seen this cave aside from the fabled Hobbit burglar, Bilbo Baggins.
Directions from the Mountain's Throat:
- First follow directions to Zagh
- From the bottom of the second stairs, head north through the room and bear right, then follow the tunnel.
- Follow the tunnel east then north then east again, and turn at the second right. This will take you to entrance of the cave.
The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:
-  The Undiscovered Path - Small fellowship
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Gollum's cave is a dark, silent lake nestled down near the roots of the Misty Mountains, and it is said that even goblins fear it greatly and rarely come here.
- The famed Hobbit-burglar Bilbo Baggins stumbled into this cave long ago, and there met the wretched creature Gollum. It is said he won his freedom through a Riddle-game, but there is rumour that he did not play fairly. - Deed Text
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains|
|Settlements:||Glóin's Camp • Hrimbarg • Vindurhal|
|Areas:||Bruinen Source East • Bruinen Source North • Bruinen Source West • Giant Halls • Goblin-town • High Crag • Northern High Pass • Southern High Pass|
|Landmarks:||Akûltot • Bergel's Notch • The Bitter Stair • The Black Crack • Caldwell Pool • Ceber Los • Cirith Daur • Cirith Imladris • The Deep-fires • Den of the Northern Army • Dómstoll • Eglanúr • Eikhall Dale • Erforgh Cleft • Frosthyle Pond • Gabilazan • Ghâshru • The Giant's Needle • Goblin-town Throne Room • Gollum's Cave • Greybough End • Hríthur's Haven • Imlad Norn • Iorbar • Iskeld's Lookout • The Lornstone • Men Helch • The Mountain's Throat • Nan Gongarag • Northtarn • Orod Laden • Pinnath Fenui • Rakhâs-bizar • Slave Pens • Snárskrith Dell • Starkhath • Stonecaller's Circle • Thorgest's Haven • Thundergrot • War Steadings • Whitcleft • Writhenbores|