Boulder Cave Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Boulder Cave picnic shelter

BOULDER CAVE, BOULDER CAVE DAY USE SITE and TRAIL is open from 8 am to 8 pm daily until September 20, 2019.  

Day use site located on the Naches River. Provides access to Boulder Barrier Free Trail and Boulder Cave Trail.

The Picnic Shelter offering a paved surface and benches to enjoy the Naches River.  The picnic table areas have asphalt surfaces that are wheel-chair suitable. 


Boulder Cave Re-Opening Event 2015 Walking in to Boulder Cave National Recreation Trail logo Bridge to Boulder Cave Entrance to Boulder Cave from inside

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8 am to 8 pm 
Reservations: No
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Naches, WA take Highway 12 W for 4.4 miles and continue onto Highway 410 W and follow for another 25 miles past the community of Cliffdell.  Then turn left on Forest Road 1704 / Old River Road, cross the bridge over the Naches River, take a right and follow the road to the end.


Wheelchair accessible. See Video

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables are available at this site for day use.

Group Picnicking