We took our three year old daughter for her first cave experience and she was not disappointed! The cave has a nice walk way down into it via a guided tour. The tour is pretty casual overall. The cave is lit so you can see all the cool formations. It it not a long tour and the cave goes down a bit but is not gigantic or anything. Obviously if you have trouble with stairs, it might be a difficult tour for you. They do a nice lights off moment at the end of the walk way, but they give you a warning it is coming.
The trail to the Canadian border is fairly steep. Our three year old had to be carried over some portions, otherwise it was fine. Steep down and steep walk going back up, of course. The trail is a dirt hiking trail, not paved or gravel. Trees across the trail were common.
We liked it enough we are taking our soon to be three year old son for his first cave and day trip, even though it is a 2.5 hour drive for us from Spokane, WA.
Note: the swimming hole outside of Metaline at the dam area was great! Very natural (tall tall grass at the bottom) but big enough to really enjoy with a floating dock in the middle. It really was like swimming in the grass ponds of days gone by. Hang on to your stuff, though as if you drop something you won't be able to get it back! We lost our daughter's salt water sandals when daddy decided to put them in his pocket while swimming. Gone forever!
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