Hidden Forest and Arnold Ice Cave Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Hidden Forest and Arnold Ice Cave Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.9 miles
78 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


historic site

5 months ago

Quick little walk. TIP - follow the obvious trail for 1/4 mile. Then take the path to the LEFT and it will be k. your right. You will know it's the right one cuz you will see the path that leads into it from the opposite side of the opening. It's a cool cave, but not on the level of 4-5 star hikes.

7 months ago

Tricky cave to find but once you park you can't miss it! Climbing down into and out of the cave is the toughest part but just pay attention to where your stepping and you'll be fine. Not very long but pretty cool! Lots of history !

10 months ago

beautiful area, caves are amazing. Alltrails has it listed in Detroit oregon. This isn't correct, or even close. this trail is located outside of Bend, Oregon. have fun!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Super easy walk and really beautiful. Did not go far into the caves

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Arnold ice cave was incredible. Very cold, damp and pitch black. Wear a headlight. At times challenging in relation to claustrophobia... tiny tunnels and chimneys of rocks to crawl and maneuver your body through. People have painted arrows on rocks to show you the way. Made it all the way to the "end" of the cave. You will see people have written their names. Very different type of "hiking" and cool experience.

6 months ago

6 months ago