Open Memorial Day through Labor Day the a two mile (round trip) path leads visitors to the basalt cave, carved out over the millennium by the water that flows through it. Very popular with tourists the recreation site offers day-use picnic areas (first come, first served), lots of trail signage and a lovely walk through the forest with an elevation gain of 173 feet.
Be prepared for the utter darkness of the cave with a strong flashlight and water to hydrate along the way on a hot summer’s day.
A 3/4 mile paved river trail is accessible and provides a cool walk through the forest.
Facilities: 2 restrooms, interpretive signage, potable water, parking, and picnic area.
Passes: Northwest Forest Day or Annual Pass, Interagency Annual or Military Pass, Interagency Senior or Access Pass, Golden Age or Access Passport card or Every Kid in the Park Pass. If you don’t have one of these passes, the parking charge is $5/car or $15/bus.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pets: Dogs are allowed on the trail only, if leashed. Dogs are not allowed in the cave.
Location: Just 14 miles from the resort. Google Map