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Layser Cave

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A short 0.25-mile walk takes you to the entrance of one of the most significant archaeological sites in west.


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2,321' 707 m

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2,199' 670 m

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122' 37 m

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16%

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22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Cave · Geological Significance · Historical Significance

Family Friendly Short, easy hike.

Description

Animal bones and stone tools found on the floor of the cave and buried in the soil layers enabled experts to piece together a history of more than 7,000 years.

Layser Cave is a dark cool cave that lets you imagine what the people were like who shared this space thousands of years before us. Signs along the trail help explain how archaeologists pieced together the story of the cave's use. The trail begins and ends on Forest Road 2300.084.

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Kent P

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A peek at the cave
Jul 10, 2020 near Morton, WA
A walk in the forest
Jul 10, 2020 near Morton, WA
The view
Jul 10, 2020 near Morton, WA
Trail sign
Jul 10, 2020 near Morton, WA
Down into the forest...
Jul 10, 2020 near Morton, WA

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Jul 7, 2020
Kent P
Quick hike on a perfect overcast day. Forest was quiet and beautiful in the afternoon. Nearby landmarks had their heads in the clouds. Fun short one.