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Address: Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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Interesting cave

My husband and I enjoyed walking through this cave, but be forewarned that the flooring is very rough and this would not be suitable for those with balance problems, people with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed walking through this cave, but be forewarned that the flooring is very rough and this would not be suitable for those with balance problems, people with canes/walkers or wheelchairs. Hiking boots are recommended as the cave floor is bumpy due to the previous lava flow. Bring a flashlight, a jacket, and a friend as it... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Subway Cave is one of those unheralded gems in Northern California. Located just 1/4 mile off Highway 44 and across from a campground, it is just a 0.1 of a mile hike up some stairs to find the Subway entrance. Then, down stairs and the cave itself is 0.3 of a mile long. All you need are some good flashlights,... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's a very interesting cave and how it was formed. It's very cool and very dark inside. It's an uneven surface but easy to navigate with plenty of light. It's fun and educational. Good for all ages.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As long as you're in the Lassen park area it's worth a stop here. A short walk through a lava tube. You can wear sneakers here but the ground is very uneven so your feet will be much happier in hiking boots.

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Orland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Make sure you bring a flash light and a warm jacket no matter how warm it is outside. It is a great walk I would do it again and again. There is a picnic area you can have a meal at before or after your walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a fun stop, for sure bring a flashlight. You walk in a big cave and 50ft in or so it gets dark. If you are real tall you might bump your head. It is an old lava tube.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a great day with the family today. The kids got a little scared but we had for flashlights so is OK. Really dark in there. It was hard for us to find it first because the signs were wrapped up apparently it was close to the time we went.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have visited this fun lave tube cave several times. Its in the Lassen National Forest. We have taken our flashlight to light up our way. Its fun however mid way however to turn it off and see how dark it is in the cave. The self guided trail is approximately 1/3rd mile long. Parking and walking through the cave... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Subway cave is a lava tube that is pretty close to the NW entrance of Lassen National Park although it is actually in the Lassen National Forest area rather than the National Park itself. There is no fee for this feature. It is located right off CA-89 just north of where CA-44 splits off toward the east at Old Station.... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a fun thing to do with your family. Take flashlights and enjoy walking through an authentic lava tube. Not a very long walk but it is VERY dark and the ground is uneven in spots, so wearing sturdy shoes and bringing flashlights is a must. Important tip--if you are there on a hot day, it is wise to... More 

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