Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
269.00 ft (81.99 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Alternative to viewing caves by kayak. Easy hike.

Cons

Views of caves are best from the water.

Trailhead Elevation

633.00 ft (192.94 m)

Highest point

680.00 ft (207.26 m)

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Cave

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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