Boulder Cave Trail

EASY 55 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

The trail is closed from May - October while bats hibernate.

2 days ago

This was so fun! It's a short hike up a trial that follows devils creek at the bottom of a canyon. There is a lovely waterfall on the outside back of the cave. If you want to climb the large rocks and hike behind the waterfall (we did), be very careful as it is very slippery. The inside of the cave is really cool, with devils creek running thru it. Stay on the path, don't walk in the water (no idea how deep it is, currents or rocks) and try not to touch anything due to microorganisms that live there. The whole hike including the cave was so beautiful.....bring your CAMERA!

16 days ago

Nice trail that has a loop through the bat colony cave. Did not see any bats!

walking
18 days ago

Really nice hike plus places to have picnics with the family !!

1 month ago

fun short hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Google sent us in from the West but the road is washed out. Come in from the East side. Paved roads the whole way.
Great maintained trail up the caves. As you start heading downhill you are almost there. Make sure to do the scramble to the waterfall over the logs and rocks to the back cave. Then head back and do the big cave which will lead you through the pitch black and back up to the main trail.

Don’t forget flash light and water friendly shoes :)

2 months ago

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

short hike, but fun awesome for kids!

hiking
4 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 )

11 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!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great for a beginner!

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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

hiking
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

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Fun

hiking
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.

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