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Ape Cave Lava Tubes

Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA
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Ape Caves/Lava Tubes

With all the volcano activities in Hawaii, I found you don't have to go there to experience Lava... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harold W
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Cheney, Washington
A chance to explore a Lava Tube

This little side trek offers the amazing chance to explore a Former Lava Tube on the South slope of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dmurphy163
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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Formed about 2,000 years ago from a volcanic eruption, this is one of the longest lava tubes (12,810 feet) in the world.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking boots” (18 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (15 reviews)
“foot wall” (9 reviews)
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Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA
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"sturdy shoes"
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"foot wall"
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"extra batteries"
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"bring gloves"
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"uneven ground"
in 7 reviews
"upper entrance"
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"difficult route"
in 3 reviews
"dress warmly"
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"light source"
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"warm clothing"
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"great adventure"
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"walking stick"
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"parking pass"
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"head lamp"
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"mt st"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all the volcano activities in Hawaii, I found you don't have to go there to experience Lava Tubes. Right here in Washington State you can take a hike (don't forget a good flashlight) and warm clothes. It's 42 degrees down there and depending on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little side trek offers the amazing chance to explore a Former Lava Tube on the South slope of Mount St Helens. The main entrance is down a set of stairs, and a rocky path. There are two options, once you're at the bottom. One...More

1  Thank dmurphy163
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Wonderful place to tour when it's not crowded. Take excellent hiking boots and a headlamp. A walking stick would be an asset as well. Nothing particularly scenic inside, but it's just very cool to be in a lava tube.

1  Thank jcravens
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beautiful caves! That is if you haven't forgotten your flash light! :) It ranges from spacious to tight, from flat to covered with stones... but always beautiful and wet. So, expect it to be wet and colder than outside, bring many flash lights and it...More

1  Thank Zoya K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

"Oh, it's just a lava tube, what could go wrong?" Famous last words. The point is, one should not take this adventure lightly. Yes, thousands of adults and children have traveled through these caves safely over the many decades without incident but that by no...More

1  Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

If you think that all you have to do is go down into a deep hole in the ground and walk in the dark for a while, please do not go there. I have friends who took the journey and ended up with broken bones,...More

4  Thank Paulsue222
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was a little scared at first but walked the whole way in very dark bring flash lights I was surprised we didn't see any animals or critters in there, it was so worth seeing great adventure not a long walk.

2  Thank twilasweet
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a must do! We had two young children and they loved it. Dress warmly. Bring flashlights and extra batteries. Wear good shoes but don’t miss this!

3  Thank travelchic24
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A rainy nasty day outside can be a cool dark day underground. Bring good shoes, coat and good flashlights.

2  Thank WATravelgirl1
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is a cool , easy underground walk . There are two separate tunnels . The lower tunnel is an out and back and the upper tunnel is a surface walk back from the end. It’s fun to get out in nature . That being...More

1  Thank mwrenlds
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jodyneafriend4u
11 June 2018|
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Response from Paulsue222 | Reviewed this property |
No charge at all!
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catsmeow676
11 May 2018|
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Response from travelchic24 | Reviewed this property |
For the most part they are very wide, like the size of a street. There are maybe one or two places where there is a narrow spot to squeeze through but nothing that feels so right that it’s scary.
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