The paper presents preliminary results of geological/geomorphological and speleogenetic study of Kijik-Koba Cave located in the Dolgorukovsky massif of the Mountain Crimea. The hypogene origin is demonstrated of karst features in the block of the Orlinaya Mount on the north of the massif. Litho-stratigraphic and hydrogeological characteristics are given of the rock sequence that hosted a pressure water system. Morphology of the Kijik-Koba Cave and surrounding clusters of hypogene features is described.Mechanisms of confined circulation in the block of the Orlinaya Mount and its speleogenetic consequences are revealed. It is noted that the situations of rising flow from deeper aquifers into shallower ones, expressed in the morphology of hypogene caves,are common along the course of Zuya River valley from the mountainous part to the piedmont part of the region. Criteria for prediction of hypogene karst are also outlined.