Bat Caves Buttes

MODERATE 1 reviews

Bat Caves Buttes is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Riverside County, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles 328 feet Loop

kid friendly


nature trips



washed out

The only caves around Salton Sea area. Open to all skill level. It's south of San Andreas Fault in an area known as Desert Buttes. At a ghost town named Durmid close to Salton Sea. Mile north from the abandoned Caf. These caves were created when Salton Sea was flooded in the early stages before the water elevation dropped. The waves were responsible for the tunneling of the caves. Note that the deepest cave is only 90 feet, the majority are sallow.

1 year ago

Not the greatest place if anybody has to drive over half an hour to see that place. You’re actually better off hiking the trails at Mecca Hills. The problem with Bat Caves Buttes when you review the information on the internet, the information was not accurate on the depth of the longest cave there. The review mentioned 90 feet when it reality was only around 25 feet at best. This was a major disappointment after seeing all the caves there which seem to ever decrease in depth, majority were mostly no more than 10 feet. This is a cool place if you’re from North Shore. Hiking the dry creeks is the best route to take. Hiking above the dry creeks was too boring.