Lewis and Clark Caverns

MODERATE 17 reviews

Lewis and Clark Caverns is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cardwell, Montana that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

no dogs

Lewis and Clark Caverns is a 2-mile, 2-hour guided cave tour that requires stooping, bending, and stair climbing.

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing childhood experience. My wife and I can't wait to take our daughter.

hiking
1 month ago

A fairly nice loop trail. As others have said first mile is the hardest. You can also drive directly to the caves themselves and take the tour( caves being a 2 hour 2 mile hike in themselves)

I would say even if you didn't want to do the hike the caves them selves are well worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

first mile strenuous a man had a heart attack n died right in front of us also went to caverns perfect temp

Monday, August 14, 2017

Great way to get to the caves. Good views and a good climb.

nature trips
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great for family. Bat country! Even a petrified bat if you have open eyes in the caverns. Well guided and there was enough time to explore without haste.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Awesome! Definitely worth time

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Awesome

hiking
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Viewed with family. Kids loved it

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Yes, I did the caverns in December - when they are normally not open to the public. Each year in December, for limited dates and times, you can purchase special Candlelight Tours. What an amazing introduction to the Caverns. I've been back in summer months too. There are numerous trails in addition to doing just the cavern tour and I thoroughly enjoyed both.

hiking
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Very cool place to check out. Definitely want to be in relatively good shape though, as it requires alot of stooping, bending, and climbing that could be rough for someone with knee or back problems. The caverns have a ton of beautiful limestone columns, stalagmites, stalagtites etc. The tour guides have always been friendly and informative, and are great about telling stories and answering any questions. Keep an eye out for the bats that frequent the cave.

hiking
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lewis and Clark Caverns is an excellent cave tour. Really cool formations! Quite a few stairs, and lots of bending and stooping to get through the cave

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