Layser Cave

Randle, Washington 98377

Layser Cave

Layser Cave Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"If you happen to be in the area checking out other hikes, or are in the market for a good hike for young kids, don’t miss Layser Cave, a short interpretive hike that will get the imagination running wild about what life must have been like long ago for Native Americans.

As a bonus, the trail pops out at a nice vista of Mount Adams, Tongue Mountain, Tower Rock, Burley Mountain, and other local peaks."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"Hike this short trail to a cave high above the Cispus River, which was once used as a shelter by Native Americans." Read more
Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"View one of western Washington’s most significant archaeological sites, complete with a cavefront view over the Cispus Valley’s cloudcatching crags. And since it’s less than half a mile, the whole clan can enjoy this trek!" Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Joan Burton
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"This ancient Indian cave, used by long-ago Indian families for shelter and as a place to skin animal hides for clothing, will intrigue children. The age of the weapons found here make it one of the older archaeological sites in the state—perhaps 6000 years old." Read more

Layser Cave Reviews

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This is a small cave about 800 feet off the roadway. Once you start up the Forest Service Road off the main roadway there will be NO signs telling you where to go. It is a narrow forest road going up to the cave. When you come to a wide spot at a corner that is the parking area. The trail is across the street going down through the tree's, there will be an interpretive sign at the bottom of the stairs. The cave itself is not as impressive obviously as Ape Cave, but the kids liked it. Unfortunately people have written their names and all sorts of other stuff on the cave walls and roof.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
190 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best April through November
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails McCoy Peak No. 333
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Dec 2018