Lake Lenore Caves is a 1.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Coulee City, Washington that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.9 km Elevation Gain: 53 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

lake

no dogs

rocky
6 days ago

Went with my parents and teens and had a blast! while not necessarily "difficult" the loose rocks did make it a bit challenging for those us a bit less steady on our feet. We took our time, were grateful for our poles/walking sticks. something to keep in mind as it says it's rated "easy". I'm super scared of heights so the cliffs were a bit stressful grateful for an open restroom oh and a rattlesnake at the trail head when we first arrived. it really was a fantastic time.

hiking
6 days ago

This trail should not be rated easy. It is so rocky that it is treacherous for anyone. Saw a number of people slipping in the rocks. The only thing nice is there is a bathroom and the views.

rocky
20 days ago

great hike, the caves are really cool and they just keep getting bigger and better till that last big pit looking one. Saw ppl with dogs, and a family with toddlers and a new born.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Outhouse at bottom of trail and enough parking for maybe 20 vehicles. Easy trek up, few spots are along a rocky ledge is suitable for all ages. Great hike for some good views. Maybe took 30 minutes to climb to the top.

A nice and quick stop! The caves themselves aren’t very large but still look cool and you get good views of the canyon from higher up. You’ll want to watch your footing in spots where the rock and rubble has piled up.

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Good, short hike with pretty views. I would not recommend for older people because there are some very rocky places.

hiking
fee
rocky
3 months ago

Good place to take kids for a quick day of adventure. It was windy when we went but still fun. It’s very rocky and has some steep cliffs so keep an eye on littler one depending on which trail you take. But overall, a fun hike, cool caves and awesome views.

hiking
off trail
rocky
9 months ago

Neat trail! We followed the obvious footpath but still somehow landed off-trail with some rocky maneuvering. Also missed the trail back to the stairs on the way back, and ended up with the trail becoming more narrow and overgrown with a steep drop to the left, lol. The last cave is the best.

hiking
9 months ago

Was a short fun hike, that was totally kid friendly. But the caves are not very big. My kids were disappointed.

hiking
off trail
rocky
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

The first part of the trail to the first cave is family friendly but if you go all the way to the end of the trail it is more difficult for younger kids but still a cool hike!

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rocky
11 months ago

Fun hike for the whole family.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
Sat Apr 20 2019

Although the caves were interesting to see, we wanted to explore the basalt formations of the Great Blade ~ separating the East Lenore Coulee from the Lower Grand Coulee. Finally found a “notch” in the blade, in which we could climb up to the top for a breathtaking view of the eastern side of basalt wall. The view from that height down into the scablands was awe-inspiring; covered in giant potholes and groves ~ carved out of the earths surface over 15,000 years ago from the turbulent waters of a glacier flood. Perfect exploration spot for geology buffs. The East Lenore Coulee is only accessible from the south of the caves, and it requires a steep rock scramble up some loose rock. So ankle support and poles really helped with that section of the trail. Here is a cool video with aerial shots that I found years before I was finally able to get to the area. So glad we finally made the trip! Highly recommended. The hike to the caves was easy and would be perfect for families with children. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=sIC7_jG4VU0

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rocky
Wed Apr 10 2019

hiking
Tue Apr 02 2019

It was a nice little hike, for anybody inexperienced it wouldn't be as easy. Without an official trail guide, we went up some rather uneasy climbs to what we thought were caves and trails. There are a few spots that should have signs saying not to go that way as it's not a trial(and dangerous) but other then lack of signs it was great. I am an experienced hiker, however, having a small child and an inexperienced wife made it very interesting. We went late in the day, around 1:30-2pm and left closer to 4-4:30pm.

hiking
snow
Tue Mar 12 2019

Went hiking here on Tuesday and it was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful winter hike!

Sun Dec 16 2018

Loved this hike! We of course took the senic route and explored all the trails in the area. It's beautiful!

hiking
Thu Nov 22 2018

The official trail itself isn't too hard. The awesome part is all the trails that aren't officially trails. They were all easy depending on what you done before. We climbed to the gap in the coulee, and went all over on trails others had made. I recommend going in autumn after the heat has passed. The caves themselves are neat, but exploring was far more fun.

Wed Oct 17 2018

Fun little outing! We did this after Steamboat Rock. Interesting rock formations and history. Would be good for family's.

hiking
Sat Sep 29 2018

Easy, short. Great to take the family on.

Fri Sep 14 2018

Beautiful views! Trails can be a little confusing as they are not marked by signs. We went off the trails a few times and ended up in much more challenging terrain than what I. would consider “easy” as this hike is listed. Very rocky in places. Trails do not seem “kid friendly” to me either, at least not for small ones.

hiking
Tue Aug 14 2018

Beautiful views. a little more of a challenge to do when it's 105 degrees outside. I recommend going when it's less than 100. more worth than soap lake.

Sun Jun 17 2018

was a nice place to go. my 5 year old had some struggles but for most part very kid friendly..

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