Gardner Cave / Crawford State Park
Aug 10, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Gardner Cave - Crawford State Park
- Region: Eastern Washington -- Colville
- Agency: Washington State Parks
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
The park is open from 9am to 6pm Thursday through Monday, and offers guided tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm each day it's open. A paved interpretive path leads to the cave entrance; once inside, a walkway extends 494' into the 1,055' cave. It's cold in there--I wore my down jacket inside the cave despite the 90 degree temperatures outside!
Arrive a little early or stay a little after the cave tour and take the additional .5 mile (round-trip) hike to the U.S./Canadian border (smile, you're probably on camera). A Discover Pass is required, but other than that there is no fee for the cave tour.