Blue Ridge Cave Trail #608

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Blue Ridge Cave Trail offers a variety of points of interest in a relatively short distance. From the trailhead on porter Mountain Road (Forest Road 45), one will experience a riparian environment along Porter Creek and Scott Reservoir before climbing to higher elevations.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Early spring-late winter
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information


From lakeside Ranger Station, drive 0.2 miles towards McNary on State Highway 260. Turn left onto Porter Mountain Road (Forest Road 45). Drive 1 mile to the trailhead on the right, immediately before Forest Road 45 crosses Porter Creek.

General Notes:
  • Difficult for bikes
  • The cave has been fenced off and locked for protection and preservation by the Forest Service.

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  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
6,700 feet - 7,200 feet