Layser Cave Sky Climb

Total Miles


949.81 ft


0.2 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, this route begins at Forest Road 23, climbing 1500', where it dead ends at an amazing viewpoint. At the 1.5 mile mark, the route opens up to a parking area for Layser Cave. The Layser Cave Interpretive Site is worth the stop, where you can explore a cave once used by native Americans thousands of years ago. The hike is easy, roughly .5 miles in length. After visiting the cave, back on the route, you can continue to the summit. Beyond the cave, the route becomes quite narrow and overgrown, and poorly maintained, with ruts from rain runoff. There are views of Mt. Adams along the way, and the route ends at a narrow turn around, where you find an amazing view of the valley. There is no cell service in this area.

Photos of Layser Cave Sky Climb

Layser Cave Sky Climb
Layser Cave Sky Climb
Layser Cave Sky Climb


Most of the route is a 1 rating, however towards the top the route becomes narrow, overgrown, and rutted, perhaps a 2 rating.

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Status Reports

Afi And Deez Silverado
Dec 09, 2023

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