This is a great spot to have lunch while out hiking the Ridge Trail. Some highlights include: waterfall, cave, luscious sand, rhododendrons.

After a 2.5 mi hike up the Ewing Trail, you will reach the Ridge Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mi until you reach a landing for horses. Another 0.25 mi down the trail, you will encounter some steep wooden steps as well as several slippery boulders. Depending on recent weather and season, you will reach the bottom where you may or may not find the Sand Cave Waterfall and stream. Check it out in the winter for some amazing icicles! The Sand Cave itself extends back about 100 ft with beautiful, fine, white sand. Be cautious as there are bears in the area.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Hiking boots
  • Possibly a fresh change of socks
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RT Distance 8 Miles
Elevation Gain 2000 Feet
Activities Chillin, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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❤️

The hike can be a bit rough but seeing the sand caves are worth every bit of the elevation change.

Sand Caves Trail

Beautiful hike and the caves are awesome.

Better than anticipated!!

Cave is a lot larger than I figured it would be. Cool waterfall at the opening too.


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