Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bayfield, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 269 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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hiking
17 hours ago

Very fun trail. my sister and I didn't complete it because we started kinda later in the day than we had originally planned, but what we did was great. Challenging enough to get the heart pounding, but nothing we couldn't handle and there are some amazing views and photo opps. Can't wait to return and do the entire trail. FYI $5 parking fee

hiking
5 days ago

This is a great plan B if your kayaking tour is canceled for weather. You are hiking on top of the cliffs and get a couple of nice scenic shots along the way. The trail markers were easy to follow so you won’t get lost. In early September you saw other people on the trail but it was t overly crowded.

hiking
14 days ago

Great Trail! Sea Cave overlook is VERY COOL! Thx Bruce

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views. Great for trail running.

Mostly excellent. Don't believe the signage (or other reviews) that highlights "rockpile with trees". The trail doesn't get you there. I made three off-trail cuts through the woods and only got an obstructed view (I think). I talked with some other hikers who said they went another mile or more in and didn't get to anything worthwhile. Apparently there's more good stuff out there, but you'll need to have a good portion of a day to make it out and back. If your time is limited, stick to the AllTrails route. Be sure to take the spur at the 1.9 mile mark. The views that you do get (from about 1.5 to 2.5 miles in) are beautiful and truly unique. So are the sounds...other-worldly low-bass water sounds that you can't hear anywhere else. I hope to return for the longer hike in the future.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail. We took our dog and it was doable but difficult. Still had a blast and would definitely do it again. Well worth the views at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail along the lakeshore. Our whole family started this one (ages 11 to 70) and though a bit too much for the older folks, the rest of us made it to the lookouts. Great views and a great hike from start to finish. Would definitely do this one again.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked/ ran this trail on a beautiful August morning. The first .7 miles or so has boardwalk but with a few steps. The caves are 1.8 miles in. There’s quite a few overlooks of the caves just off the trail. Some are just overlooks if water but some give you great views of the caves and arches. You can maneuver out to get a better look but the cliffs are very steep so safety first. The trail after the caves gets less traffic and is narrower and slightly overgrown in spots but always visible. Also, a lot more ravines and elevation changes. I got out to the ‘Rockpile with Trees’ which does not have a clear overlook. I nearly missed it and luckily saw it coming back. Thus was one of the best iconic views of the lakeshore so glad I caught it.

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bugs
1 month ago

My wife and I were ambitious and tried this trail with our two year old and three month old on our backs. It took a little over an hour each way. It was beautiful once to got to the end and overlook the sea caves.

hiking
1 month ago

Very well-maintained trail that affords really cool aerial views of the caves along the lake shore. The path is mostly woods and ravines for 1.2 miles, but then continues on to multiple viewing spots of the caves. We enjoyed our trek!

hiking
1 month ago

Went in with 6 adults, 13 kids and 2 dogs!! We had a great time!! Not too buggy, very well maintained!!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is well maintained, but not what you expect. If you think you are going to close-up views of the sea caves, you won't. You are limited due to there being no access to the the shoreline. Still a nice trail with few intrest points.

hiking
2 months ago

definitely recommend this, make sure you don't turn around to soon. We had heavy rain start right when we left the parking lot and then it continued until we were back. it got muddy but not too bad and it was still a nice hike.

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snow
3 months ago

Did this hike on a Winter camping trip in January. If you can brave the cold, I definitely recommend this in the Winter. It's an easy hike. Lots of spots to stop and look out over the lake from the top of the sea caves. You can look down into the caves an see massive ice formations, and hear the roaring waves crash against the rock. I uploaded some pictures from our winter hike. Beautiful! Bring a camera, and maybe a thermos of hot tea/whiskey.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this trail a few years ago and it was a stunning trail. It was a wet year that year and had lots of mud. Will definitely do the trail again!

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muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
4 months ago

We loved it! We did it with our 3.5 year old and our 10 month baby. There was some parts that were a little bit more challenging, but we were still able to do it and we enjoyed it. The views are beautiful! Make sure to do the whole thing as the best view is safed for the end.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this with our two dogs on a 35 degree day in Late March. The sun was out and warm! The trail was about 95% covered in snow but the snow softened and was easy to walk in. Loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views. Relaxing with few hikers in the morning and early afternoon.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike out to the sea caves. About 1.8 miles out with 0.7 miles on easy to traverse wood planks. Beautiful sight! Love the South Shore and looking forward to doing it again.

11 months ago

Excellent moderate hike. There are a lot of small hills which is why this is considered a “moderate.” In some cases it’s almost easier to just walk alongside some of the stairs that have been built. There were a lot of families on this hike who seemed to be managing just fine. The views at the end at spectacular. Keep a close eye on younger hikers at the end of the trail as there are a few places they could fall off a cliff - literally.

11 months ago

Easy couple hour hike. Amazing views of the shorelines and caves. Fun trail and lots of places to set up a hammock to relax along the way.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Great hike, awesome views!

hiking
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

If your kayak trip gets canceled or postponed, this a good hike even in the rain!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Great hike-go past the bowls to see the rest of the coastline-out and back 5 miles!

hiking
Monday, August 13, 2018

Cool, bring your walking stick for your old knees

hiking
Friday, August 03, 2018

We hiked this trail a few days ago. Most of the trail was under a tree canopy and about the first mile was boardwalk. After that, there were some ups and downs and parts of the trail were rocky. When the trees opened so we could view Lake Superior and the sea caves, it was incredible. We went only a little bit past the caves for a total round trip of about 3.5 miles.

hiking
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pretty great views but my only complaints are that: (1) the trail becomes just impossible to follow after the caves with zero trail markers the whole time that I eventually had to turn around with fear of being lost and (2) the lack of fencing around the caves would make it extremely dangerous to bring small children. That being said, the trail was overall very easy walking, only a few spots where I had to take big step ups/step downs, moments where the trail was slippery, but overall a nice, enjoyable trial! Lots of tree coverage from the sun, cute little streams to enjoy, nice openings where you can enjoy the lake and it’s expanse, and pretty decent teaser views of the caves.

hiking
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Some awesome views. Be sure to take the side trails for the views and be sure to make it to the last viewpoint before the camp.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The view is great but the recent addition of the boardwalk section means that you miss the beauty of the woods trying to stay on the walkway.

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