Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail

Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

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Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail


  • Boardwalk section of the trail.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • Boardwalk section of the trail.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • View of the caves below from the natural bridge area.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • Viewpoint around 2 miles. - Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • View of the kayakers exploring the caves below.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • Another view around 2 miles.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
  • "The Bowl" at 2.2 miles.- Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail
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Alternative to viewing caves by kayak. Easy hike.
Views of caves are best from the water.
Apostle Islands, WI
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
680.00 ft (207.26 m)
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
National or state forest pass
Permit required: 
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
Total elevation gain: 
269.00 ft (81.99 m)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
633.00 ft (192.94 m)
Typically multi-day: 
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description

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While many visitors view the mainland Apostle Island Caves via kayak, this trail provides an alternative view of the caves. The Meyers Beach Sea Cave Trail follows 2.3 miles of the Lakeshore Trail, which begins at the Meyer’s Beach parking lot near Cornucopia, Wisconsin. The first 0.7 miles of the trail is on a boardwalk. After this, the trail undulates but is still a relatively easy hike with less than 300 feet of gain. After 2 miles you will come to a natural bridge and the first viewpoints of the caves. Continue 0.3 miles to a view of “The Bowl," one of the best views of the hike. After taking in the views, head back on the Lakeshore Trail the way you came.

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