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on Wave Cave Trail

1 day ago

Really awesome hike for the whole family!

Great for kids lots of fun!

Beautiful vistas.

Great hike rain or shine! Great for kids also

Great trail! Kid friendly and dog friendly, went on Presidents' Day trail was little busy earlier in the day. Easy for 90% of the trail towards the end there are some bigger boulders for light climbing.

Went up with my three young girls. There was a steady flow to the waterfall caused by the storm that passed through over the last two days. It did not disappoint.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful scenery. The last part of the ascent is all upward climb and harder for those of us who are out of shape, but it was still fun and definitely worth it! As others have mentioned, when you get to the fence, go THROUGH the fence to continue on the trail. You can go left or right, but that is for different trails, not for Wave Cave.

Nice little Sunday hike. When you have kids they love to climb around the boulders.

I'd call it moderate. One hour each way,. Steady easy grade. See teetering rock on right at trail end.

This was an overall good hike. You first drive down a dirt road for about 5 miles, which is fun and scenic. I recommend something with a little ground clearance.

The hike was nice and challenging. It got a little hard to follow the trail after you go through the barbed wire fence. I recommend staying left. Close to the end The trail gets pretty steep and requires a little scrambling.

It's completely worth it when you get to the cave. It's a big cave and much cooler than the outside, great views also.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Beautiful place to visit.

3 days ago