Caves and Mines
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves North Woodstock
Where is it at?
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road
Where are we going today?
Are you ready for some outdoor adventure? We hope so, because there's lots to see and do at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves!
Here, you will feel like you have journeyed to the center of the earth! A very, very long time ago, there were MASSIVE glaciers which slowly made their way across the USA, which shaped the land as we know it today (we're talking about a REALLY long time!). In this part of New Hampshire, the water, wind and weather happened to create the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves!
Which is perfect for you as it gives you a fun and adventurous family day out, doesn't it!
Your experience in the gorge and caves will be an adventure with mystery and beauty. Your path through the gorge will be a 3/4 mile boardwalk, and what's great about it is that it can be as ambitious or easy as you like!
You can stay on the boardwalk and take it all in from there, or you can accept that challenge of exploring the boulder caves. Make sure you have that sturdy footwear!
First, you will descend about 300 feet along the entrance trail. Your first stop will be a viewing platform, so make sure you have your camera because there are some great views of the gorge!
Then - you go into your first cave!
You will experience some amazing formations, from the Cave of Odin, The Center Of The Earth, to Paradise Falls - a 35ft waterfall which is pretty impressive!
If you don't want to go into the caves, you can enjoy FREE hikes and walks in the nearby area, perfect for the novice or the experienced hiker!
Don't forget about the Lantern Tour - which is a whole new adventure that starts at dusk!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$18. Lantern tour $29 all ages.
- Children$14 (Ages 4 - 12) Lantern tour $29 all ages.
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm (6pm close July & August)
May 8 to October 18
They have great group rates so why not bring the students for their 1.5 hour guided tour, which gives them a chance to climb and learn! .
Any Top Tips?
The Lantern Tour isn't recommended for kids under 5 due to safety. .
Doing our bit
The caves are protected, so make sure you help them do their job by following any regulations they have, such as not taking pieces of the cave away with you! .
Need a little extra help?
Service dogs only allowed! .
Can I get one of those?
You can keep any of the gemstones that you find at the sluice! .
Kids can become a junior gorge guide where they can get a sticker and a prize! .
What people are saying?
by Maryann DellaGrotta
Still remember the fun I had here @ 12yro! The beautiful river, waterfalls, scenery and the caves, tho apparently too "small" for some ppl, were tons of fun to me. I cannot wait to return & share the experience with my partner!
by Eric Roger
Great attraction for all ages. This is a nice walk with amazing scenery and fun caves to explore. Unfortunately it is not too handicap accessible as there are a lot of stairs and to really enjoy this you must get down on your hands and knees and crawl through some of the caves (there is always ways to walk around). The last time I went, I thought the prices were a bit high, but it is what it is, you are on vacation. I would recommend this, especially in the autumn. Good for kids who can walk and talk. Enjoy the Lemon Squeeze!
by richard perry
Good for children but a rip off for adults..at $17.00 per person for walking on a deck that could be in someones back yard,the caves are barley caves,save your money and go to a free state park
by Sally Tadmor
we were here with kids of ages 3 and 6. this was a wonderful hike. the water was all around us throughout the walk, which is not hard at all. the sound of waterfalls and the smell of the fresh air was refreshing. there are caves that you can go into, and some of them are very fun to go through - you need to squeeze through big rocks, or climb on your tummy for a few feet, and then inside the cave you might see a waterfall. very fun. each cave, how American, is marked, and signed, and outside of it there is a clear sign telling you exactly what is...Read More
by Chet Woods
A wonderful day! This is a great park.
by Sally Tadmor
we were here with kids of ages 3 and 6. this was a wonderful hike. the water was all around us throughout the walk, which is not hard at all. the sound of waterfalls and the smell of the fresh air was refreshing. there are caves that you can go into, and some of them are very fun to go through - you need to squeeze through big rocks, or climb on your tummy for a few feet, and then inside the cave you might see a waterfall. very fun. each cave, how American, is marked, and signed, and outside of it there is a clear sign telling you exactly what is inside, and how to get through. you can also skip the caves but they are really fun. a beautiful hike.