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Great hike through the forest and along the river! Nice views of waterfalls, rapids and lava flow across the river. Nice views of Mt Bachelor and Broken Top in a few spots too. A little muddy in spots, but it's early April. Trade off is no mosquitoes yet! Yay! Pretty easy hike overall.

Loved it. Was pretty cold around 45-50 degrees in the cave. Kids enjoyed every minute until they got a little cold but still loved it.

3 months ago

Short walk to a neat cave.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great mile long cave exploration. It is also established and safe. Be sure to respect the bats and learn about white nose syndrome.

Here is a video I made on the place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxOBkG6K0HY

paddle sports
5 months ago

Beautiful calm and easy for beginners

Maybe not do it again but still glad I did. It's a nice long walk, but in the end reaaaally easy. Not too crowded if you go for the loop.

walking
6 months ago

It is DARK! Rent the light they have if possible, because even a Mag light didn't cut it. We made it to the sand gardens before I started thinking the next time I put my beam up, I'd see Pennywise. The sound of dripping water made this much worse. However, my 3 year old, and 17 month old loved the rocks, and the cave ceiling. I scare easily. Still worth the walk into the cave.

Great!

7 months ago

went here tonight to beat the heat. I brought a fleece and didn't need it at all, felt so good down there lol. I also went at 5pm on a Monday and had the place to myself. It was awesome!! highly recommend. And I left my dog at home d/t risk of bat and racoon feces...

hiking
7 months ago

Half of this trail from the Eagle's Nest to Manitou Mountain is an old logging road - watch our for dirt bikes and four wheelers. The other half connects the lookout to the highway and is a much more enjoyable hike! The lookout itself is beautiful and worth the hike from either direction.

Very accessible. The hike to the lookout is short but the view is very nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Ride our bikes from Sunriver up Cottonwood Drive to get here. Recommend mountain bikes or road bikes but no BMX or beach cruisers as it is almost all uphill getting there. If you've been in any caves in the last 10 years you will be screened for white nose fungus that kills bats. Bring a good lantern or flashlight that will last for a 2 mile walk through a dark cave ($5 rental onsite). It's a constant 42 degrees inside, so if you get cold easily bring a light coat or fleece. You will also need a Recreation pass or the Interagency National Park pass is accepted also.

Easy hike for a long cave. Is extremely crowded however.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful view! Awesome trail!

hiking
8 months ago

One of the best trails in the area just make sure to bring a headlamp and clothes you don't mind getting wet in!

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing two mile round trip hike into a cathedral-esque cave. I definitely recommend either renting the flashlights they provide or bringing an extremely powerful one of your one. Wear proper footing and layers

beautiful Saturday walk....parked at parent beach, extended the walk by swinging out to lusk lake. little wet in places bit lots of fun.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun cave hike. 1 mile in, 1 mile out. Very crowded the first 1/8 of a mile with families and such, but then the crowds dwindle and it's a very cool, easy, level hike that is very wide for the majority of the trail. Guides were nice and helpful. They provide flashlights for about $5

awesome vantage points lots of wildlife and amphibians if you are quite and keep your eyes open and ears tuned a good idea to be in fairly good shape lol

Hard? Perhaps. I have to say bring a map, a compass and know how to use them. The south most section of the loop is clear despite the switchbacks but, the north section is a mystery to find. We found sections but so over grown as to be questionable and one 60 to 70 foot section at the y was a river. Solitude for sure, super pretty but a rough going this year.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. Not much flat walking, all up and down.

hiking
10 months ago

Short hike to a great view!

Dress for the cold! It's an easy hike but a long, dark, bathroom-less trip for the little ones. Our 7 and 9 year olds loved it. Wear a headlamp, hat, and gloves if you want to make it all the way. It's worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is excellent for beginners and moderate hikers and offers excellent views of simply pure wilderness which for people from urban areas, this can be really refreshing.

10 months ago

When you pull up, it's hard to tell where the opening is until you see a random person emerge out of the brush. The stairs are fun and, even just going in a ways, was worth the trip.

We went in May, I like exploring lava tubes, caves so we had fun. only negative is it was cold and wet inside so wear extra layers :)

hiking
11 months ago

Fun and easy early season hike. Parked at P19. Gorgeous afternoon with lots of options to extend the length.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Very neat location. The cave entry is very ominous and spooky. You instantly descend a set of stairs into the cave. Complete darkness from the point in, so bring light! To reach the cave end you must crawl twice along the way (towards the end) but it's not too tight. The sign notifies of bats, but we weren't lucky enough to see any.

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

FYI! A lot of reviews and websites say that the bat hibernation closure is in November. I am here now. October 1 it closes. So any out there looking for a rain day activity this will not be it . Good luck. It made me put star rating on it. I didn't want to as I haven't seen it

Friday, October 07, 2016

Great hike for fat out of shape people and their dogs. The scenery is amazing in the Fall, it is a good trail for those trying to get in shape. I hiked from Benham to Dillon and back.

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