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I'm currently playing Minecraft beta 1.5, and I started working on a trail system. I'm using gravel for the trails and it looks nice. Unfortunately, I've run out of gravel, and I can't find gravel anywhere but deep underground. I've checked my surrounding area for gravel beaches, but they I have yet to find one.

How can I easily find gravel?

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  • Villages (post Beta 1.8)

Have roads built out of gravel, and depending on the size of the village you can get quite a bit of gravel from them.

  • Seabed

The bottom of the ocean usually has a lot of gravel but, it is obviously a dangerous place to dig due to lack of oxygen, but nonetheless there is gravel.

  • Caves (As you mentioned)

Caves sometimes have whole sections of wall just filled with gravel. I'd say this is your best bet at finding gravel as it is as common as it is underground but the tunnels are already dug for you.

  • Underground (General)

Underground in general has a lot of gravel that is usually found in clusters like ore, but a lot more of it.

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    These suggestions all work, except for the village one, since this is pre-beta 1.8. Jun 26, 2014 at 20:54
  • @DatEpicCoderGuyWhoPrograms I'll make a note of that in the answer, as it's still a valid answer if and the question doesn't state a version, but the details state a version.
    – Xevvii
    Jun 26, 2014 at 22:04
  • Hey, that's okay, your answer will be benificial either way. Jun 26, 2014 at 23:09
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Before 1.8 version you could find Gravel Beaches, which can be (obviously) a good source of gravel:

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As sand beaches, there are randomly generated near water, in a lower frequency that sand. Be careful because gravel can be "floating" over a cavern and start falling once you start mining it.

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