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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves

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Tight squeeze

Went there in the summertime, it was the best time ever trying to make it through the caves. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worcester, Massachusetts

Had a great time walking through the gorge and climbing through the caves. I haven't been here... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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Preserve with a river, caves and water falls formed by a glacier.
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1712 Lost River Road, Route 112 West, Woodstock, NH 03262
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there in the summertime, it was the best time ever trying to make it through the caves. Very informative plaques placed all over the different trails, leading up to a well-equipped gift shop with tasty goodies inside overall great place to bring the family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Had a great time walking through the gorge and climbing through the caves. I haven't been here since I was a kid, and they have added some new walkways and lookouts. Be prepared that you will be in nature. We were inside the cave called...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank crosscountryBoston
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Lost River is a fantastic little 1/2 day experience in the White Mountains of NH. It's a series of wooden walkways that takes the traveler down through some amazing caverns and caves, some of which can be explored (if you're the right size, and don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sunshinetrippin
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Lost River is a magical place with its boulders, waterfalls and many caves that you can go inside and explore. Its beauty is awesome and there is something there for the whole family. Don't let the 1000 stairs keep you from going. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank August A
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Although, this is a man made attraction in the heart of nature's beauty. It was still breathtaking. The views are all nature, and so are the caves! I was challenged to take the Lemon Squeeze~ what a blast to do with your kids, and impress...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leeasmom
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

What business posts their closing time as 5:00, but stops selling tickets at 4:00??? Lost River does. It’s frustrating to look at closing times on both Google and Trip Advisor as 5:00 and get there at 4:10 to be told the trail is closed. Ridiculous!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a must in October 2018. The colors of The White Mountains have popped and the surrounds are just beautiful. The drive to the attraction is 'wow' at this time of year. The Lost River Gorge waterfall is now flowing after all the rain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdventureatRiverwalk
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a unique and memorable experience. You start by descending down 300' of stairs until you reach the bottom of a gorge with a stream running under and among huge boulders. At times, the water is not visible (thus "Lost" though you can always...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have never done something like this with the caves, it was really fun. If you don't like the small squeezes you can skip that part too so it's perfect for a group. I also love you get to se all the beauty without climbing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kristen D
Reviewed October 1, 2018

It has been many, many years since I have been to Lost River. My husband and I visited with our three adult children and their girlfriends. I found it a lot more fun with younger children to experience but we still enjoyed it this time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 16, 2019|
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Response from Carcassparty | Reviewed this property |
If it were me I’d stay the night and go back the next day
August 3, 2018|
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Response from sherrylyn5 | Reviewed this property |
No you do not have to explore the caves. There is a wooden platform that follows the trail. The loop is approximately 0.6 miles long. We spent about 2 hours exploring the trail. Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers.
June 22, 2018|
Response from Balkin25 | Reviewed this property |
I went in as a solo adult and it cost me $21.00, i do not recall what the prices for children where.