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RATING: Easy/Moderate Hike

Tue

88 | 64

Wed

88 | 64

Thu

88 | 65

Fri

86 | 63

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None.

Tue

88 | 64

Wed

88 | 64

Thu

88 | 65

Fri

86 | 63

Sat

87 | 62

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The Cave Entrance

The Cave Entrance

When Lake Bonneville was at its main level, about 4900’, a large shoreline was created that is easily visible today along the island. This shoreline makes for mostly easy walking and excellent views. This hike starts steep to reach the old shoreline, then meanders along the shoreline bench to an inconspicuous looking “cave”.

When my wife and I were first dating, we hiked this route on the way to Castle Rock Peak. I would have not even noticed the relatively small cave entrance had it not been for a large group of boy scouts milling about the entrance.

It turns out the small cave entrance opens to a large cavern that is used occasionally by scouts and other groups to camp in. After visiting with the scouts, we summited the peak, and stopped at the cave on our return to check it out after the scouts left. It is pretty neat! The uneven floor and dampness would not make it my first choice for a campsite, but it is a great hiking destination.

Note: Sadly, the cave is showing some signs of careless use. Please pickup any trash you find while in the area, and do not have fires in the cave.
The cave from the Boneville Shoreline

The cave from the Boneville Shoreline

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