Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
It's an adventure that combines the beauty and mysteries of nature with the excitement of exploring! Lost River Gorge is a journey through time. As you travel this timeline, you'll explore steep walled gorges and rugged boulder caves still lit by lanterns and guided by boardwalks. You'll marvel at the colors and delicate beauty of over one hundred species of native flowers, ferns, and shrubs in our nature garden. Along your Â¾ mile journey, the river will keep you company along the way, playing hide and seek among the huge boulders and deep crevasses. Even when it's not visible, the river is never far away you'll hear it babbling over the rocks, just out of sight, and you'll understand why it's called "Lost River."
Your exploration of Lost River can be as easy or as ambitious as you choose. You may remain on the boardwalk, or accept the challenge of boulder caves such as the Dungeon and the Lemon Squeezer; it's up to you. To make your adventure more enjoyable, sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing are recommended and no strollers are allowed in the Gorge.
Of course, Lost River offers more than caves and boardwalks. Enjoy a stroll on the Ecology trail or, for the very experienced hiker, climb up the Dilly Cliff. A short video on the history of Lost River as well as information and exhibits concerning New Hampshire wildlife can be viewed in the Log Cabin.
This place was a delightful gem in the White Mountains! We went without knowing what to expect and left feeling like we more then got our money worth. For the casual hiker you can stick to the boardwalk and see all the beautiful sites with various places to sit and relax. For the more adventurous you can take several side detours that lead you through short but wildly entertaining caves. For this older guy the caves made the whole experience, especially the lemon squeezer! The price can seem a little high but there are plenty of deals around that make it more affordable, even without a deal I still find its worth the price of admission just for the caves alone. Take the family to this wonderful attraction you won't be disappointed! There is literally something for everyone here.
Ok as Indian i did not found it wow, trust me, we have this type of attraction everywhere and this is our part of life. What I really liked is they preserved and maintained it so beautifully otherwise it is nothing, just drift of water in rocks… but..but..they build wooden trails around it, have 5-10 feet caves at various places.. Wooden bridge, so that is fun… you should visit this when you are around… It is something 2 hr visit.
Great family outing. Lots of stairs. Plenty of places to sit and rest. Peaceful and scenic. Caves more suited to nimble individuals. Definitely need full use of feet, ankles and legs.
The Lost River is an incredible place to visit in NH. This place is one of my favorite places to go to when we are up north. Beautiful, well preserved land that you don't want to miss out on. 🌲There are walkways that are well maintained. 🌿 You can tell they go over everything with a fine tooth comb because as any life grows, they make sure to build around the life, giving it room to grow, and never sacrificing whatever is growing. 🌱 This place is fun for the whole family. 👨👩👧 Many caves to go through. Some require a bit of work to maneuver around. I guess it all depends if you are in shape, have a backpack on, have a child hanging onto your leg, etc. 🤹🤹🤹 Ya know? Anyhow, it is great fun. Looking forward to going back again soon.
Well worth it, a must see. Grounds and boardwalks are well maintained. Caves we're a blast to go through. Be prepared to walk. They listed 1,000 steps throughout the boardwalk.