"Boulder Cave is a place of wonder, deep darkness, and interesting geology. Kids and adults alike will love standing inside and pondering what lives in the depths surrounded by the chilly walls.
Locate the very popular trailhead near the parking area and begin walking up the pathway toward the cave. Dogwood, lupine, and ponderosa pines guide you up the paved trail to a wooden platform overlooking Devil Creek canyon, the culprit responsible for the cave. This cave is home to the very rare and sensitive Townsend’s big-eared bat." Read more
"Hike through the east-side transition-zone forest to the upper entrance of Boulder Cave. Then descend through a short but very interesting cavern to its mouth. From the trailhead the route climbs gently southwest, through open ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, tamarack (western larch), and grand fir forest. In 0. 2 mile you will pass a reader board describing these trees, and on a short spur trail to the right is another reader board that discusses fire scars. A few yards farther along, there is a path to the left that goes to a platform and viewpoint overlooking the nearly vertical cliffs of Devils Creek Canyon." Read more
"Mother Nature sometimes provides unique treats for kids, and this is one of the best examples: a deep basalt gorge to explore, with a dark 200-foot-long cave/tunnel, so cold that on a hot day it feels like you’re stepping into a refrigerator. The day we were there children from two families, ages three to twelve, were having fun listening to their echoes, exploring the tunnel, and throwing rocks into the pool. The last we saw of them they were happily investigating other caves. Boulder Cave is the official name, but since you can walk through it, you could easily call it a tunnel. Be sure your family has a flashlight or, better yet, two or three, because the inside of the cave/ tunnel is dark." Read more