Minnetonka Cave

MODERATE 20 reviews

Minnetonka Cave is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fish Haven, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

Minnetonka Cave is a .5 mile hour and a half guided tour through a nine room limestone cave. There are 450 stairs located within the cave.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty cool cave. The groups are large enough that if you get in the back of the group, you have no idea what the guide is saying, and everything is said about a particular feature before you even get close enough to see what they're talking about. But I enjoyed just looking around and seeing it, even though I didn't hear the guide's interpretation and history. Would recommend this one as part of a Bear Lake trip, but no more than Bloomington Lake or Paris Ice Cave. There's enough to do up here that once is enough.

hiking
2 months ago

Great adventure, I did not expect the cave to be so large.

2 months ago

Really neat, guide was very good he had a great sense of humor. $8/adult 800 people a day, then ask for tips. Not a fan of that! Worth seeing once.

3 months ago

Chilly but neat. Took our month and a half old twins in wraps. Did great.

3 months ago

This is so cool to see! There is a lot of steps but most people should be able to complete this. Totally worth the long wait.

9 months ago

Went to this cave with my friend with a tour guide. The wait was horrible but it is definitely well kept. the stairs we're also very slippery so you'll definitely have to be careful, but other than that you'll definitely enjoy it.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A must see, so much beauty. Wear a sweater or light jacket inside is very cold.

walking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did this a few weeks ago. There was an hour wait but it was worth it. Jacob's Ladder (the long stairway inside) gets your legs warmed up. Fun thing to do when it gets hot in the summer since inside the cave is always cool

nature trips
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Excellent adventure with the grandkids. Be prepared to wait for the next guide.

nature trips
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Very cool cave, had lots of stairs, & and the temperature was 40 degrees, which wasn't too bad if you have a sweater. We took our 2, 8 year old kids and our 3 month old baby boy no problem. The stairs inside have rails so going up and down does have some support. It's worth going if your around the area.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

great little tour of the cave. very cold inside, so dress accordingly.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Great guided cave tour. Lots of stairs, somewhere around 444 I believe. From start to finish in the cave it takes about 1h 40m depending on the tour group you are with. Cave tours are limited to 30 people and do sell out on busy weekends so get there early. Cost was $8 per adult and $6 for kids.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Not really a hike, but definitely worth the visit. If you've never been in a cave this is a great one to visit! It's a guided tour in and out of the cave and it's amazing. Gorgeous rock formations and huge open cavernous rooms. One chamber is more than 90 feet tall. Be prepared for consistent 40 degree temps regardless of the time of year. The tour takes 90 minutes so bring a fleece jacket. Also plan on a lot of stairs. Lots of ups and down, but worth every step!

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The entrance to the cave is just a very short walk from the parking lot. Inside the cave is amazing with a lot of open areas. There are some cool formations including cave bacon and cave straws. They have formations they named after the seven dwarfs and Elsa's castle from Frozen. There are several sets of very steep stairs coming in and out (444 steps each way), but there are hand rails to help those that need it. It is pretty chilly inside (40 degrees at the very end) so I would recommend a jacket or hoodie even in the summer. You go out the same way you come in. Kid friendly and fine for older people as well. Fun time overall!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Probably done this 15 plus times in my lifetime, and I'm pretty sure we will do it again.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

loved it. the stairs were very steep but it was worth it :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Super fun.. Bring a flash light

hiking
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Fun guided tour through a very cool cave. Lots of fun rock formations. Be prepared for lots of stairs

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017