Boulder Cave Trail

EASY 48 reviews

Boulder Cave Trail is a 1.2 mile out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
173 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



The trail is closed from May - October

12 days ago

was a quick and easy hike. tool my 14 month old with on a pack, and she did great!

16 days ago

Great picnicking area and lots of parking and restrooms. Easy one mile hike, and fun trail that curves through the cave. Didn't see any bats. Make sure and have a flash light. Very neat cliffs, streams and walking trails. Fun/easy trail for kids.

18 days ago

The trail is closed until May 15 for all users due to protected, hibernating bats. We made the drive up there to find a closed gate and warning sign. :(

24 days ago

Went with my girlfriend and her 8 yr old daughter well maintained easy hike

1 month ago

just went up there yesterday and it was closed :( so just a heads up but there's some trails up by swamp creek we went to.

1 month ago


1 month ago

short hike, but fun awesome for kids!

2 months ago

It was an easy hike to the waterfall, we backpacked our 2 year old son. The cave was awesome (you definitely need a good flashlight, your phone light doesn’t work very well). The waterfall was too crowded for my personal liking, but was pretty. You do have to trek through some water, and over rocks, but nothing too bad, there’s rocks in the water to step on so you don’t get your shoes wet. Overall, it was a fun short hike, we will probably go again, and take our 7 year old with this time. ( Forgot to review last summer )

2 months ago

Trail is still closed for the season.

9 months ago

Super easy hike. Pet friendly. Not too hard on the knees. Cave was small and not too scary. Didn't see any bats. Views to cave are amazing! Signs with history and a great plus!

10 months ago

This was an AWESOME experience!
Hike isn't too bad my 3 year old twins love it. Make sure you wear comfortable sturdy shoes that you don't mine getting wet, if you want to see the water fall.

10 months ago

Great hike with a few steep parts, such as the climb out of the caves. The Kiddos will get a kick out of the caves

10 months ago

I hike this every year atleast twice. It's a great, short trail for people with kids or people that aren't avid hikers and need to start slowly to get in hiking shape. :) I'd definitely recommend going mid week in the a.m. to beat the crowds and the heat. There is a nice day use picnic area and a place for you to dip your toes in the river after the hike if you desire. If you do bring your kiddos, PLEASE read the interpretive signs along the way that caution about cleaning your shoes upon entering and leaving the cave, not shouting in the cave or pointing your flashlight up, and staying on trail. This area has been shut down before because people didn't observe these basic rules and trail etiquette.

11 months ago

Great family trail, very easy and fun.
All ages and skill level can complete this small hike.

11 months ago

My kids loved this hike and the cave was great. They really liked the waterfall and the pool it created.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

nice easy starter trail

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Boulder Caves requires a Northwest Forest Pass or there is $5 use fee and box to pay. There is plenty of paved parking and picnic tables in the shade by the parking lot. Two sets of pit toilets. The trail to the cave was a decent dirt path. Lots of families and small children out hiking it. Bring a flashlight, headlamp, and at least your phones flashlight for the cave. It is very dark in there and it's one way in and one way out. Our trip was an easy 1.5 miles roundtrip. Even at the beginning of September, it was pretty warm on the trail and in the cave.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Very fun and easy trail for families with little ones. We hiked back in the water (not deep) and the kids had a blast.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great for a beginner!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Awesome! Nice easy trail and the cave is really cool.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easy hike. Beautiful scenery. Dark cave, so bring a flashlight. There is even a secret "water slide" which is really fun. Can be a family hike for those who like to hike with kids. Nice and shaded hike.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

drove 2 hours for this and I got to say well worth the drive! it was beautiful and the kids loved it. great place to go!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Fun short hike. The cave is cool. Bring a flashlight! Trail can be extremely busy at times.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Awesome been going here since I was a kid never miss a chance to go here

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Awesome place to hike. Not supposed to travel off path but we did anyways. The waterfall is beautiful. The cave is awesome!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Great trail easy for the kids to do. very busy on a Saturday

Thursday, July 09, 2015


Saturday, July 26, 2014

I had a lot of fun on this trail. We ended up walking through the creek on the way back out. I would definitely do it again.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Walking through a pitch black cave is definitely an interesting experience. It allows you to get in tune with your other senses. Easy hike. Crowded during the summer weekends but well worth it.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Do not listen to the signs that say stay on trail... Except for the bat one in cave. One has to explore here or the waterfall, bench in water, and natural rock slide will be missed. The rock slide is a local spot so I cannot share that here, but if you find it on you're own I'm not at fault ;)
You must bring a flashlight, even in mid day the cave is pitch black n water runs thru it so you dnt want you're kids falling in. Do not just stop at the short main trail, try the trail that takes you to the camping sights... It's beautiful n there's cliff jumping n fly fishing. There's also my secret spot... A bench sits in the middle of shallow rocky water, we like to take a case of beer out there, sit n enjoy the view. Depending what time of year it is you'll have to swim out to get there. Hope you enjoy this hike! (camping spots are great)

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