Ice Cave Trail #608

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Ice Cave Trail winds its way along Porter Creek and the south side of Scott Reservoir before connecting to Blue Ridge Trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: All Seasons, except extreme cold or icy weather
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information

Directions: From the Lakeside Ranger Station, travel south on State Highway 260. Turn left on Porter Mountain Road (Forest Road 45) for 1 mile. The trailhead is on the right.
General Notes:
  • The cave is currently fenced off for protection and preservation.
  • Mountain Biking rating is difficult.

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Activities


Bicycling

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Day Hiking

Ice Cave Trail winds its way along Porter Creek and the south side of Scott Reservoir before connecting to Blue Ridge Trail. Midway along the trail is the Ice Cave. The cave is really a lava tube. The name "Ice Cave" probably came fro the constant flow of cool air (about 52 degrees F) leaving the cave.

USGS Maps: Lakeside

Elevation desc 6,700 feet - 7,200 feet
Best Season: All Seasons, except extreme cold or icy weather
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding & Camping

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.16963611

  Longitude : 
-109.9714028

 



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