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Hat Creek Subway Cave

Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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Susanville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Kids really enjoy this. No matter how hot it is outside, it is COOL in the cave, and you may need a light jacket. A flashlight is a necessity, as without it you cannot see your hand in front of your face. Wear sturdy shoes too, as the ground is quite uneven. There are some stairs. No elevator.

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Martinez, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I found this tour spot by accident on the web. THANK GOODNESS! What an awesome, natural place to visit, learn, and have some fun with the kiddies. Totally hidden but worth a visit! All signs point to "Yes" on this one!

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Israel, Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

that's definitely the hidden gem outside lassen on your way north. we didn't even know that this place exists and just saw the sign on the road and decided to come in... of course without flash lights. it's a 5 minutes walk inside the darkest cave i've ever been to, but then again we were using our cell phone light.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

great family experiance lots of educational areas make sure you take a light jacket the caves are very cool a flashlight is needed as well

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Weed, California
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed going through this cave, there are stairs at either end for easy access into and out of the cave. The floor is rough in many spots so wear sturdy shoes, I have had knee problems in the past but I got through the cave fine. Make sure you take bright flashlights as it is very... More

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San Mateo, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Its all about nature. We went the Subway Cave in Old Station at 1st week of August, 2013. It is a great place to show and tell my kids about signs of volcanic activities and lava power. We went camping at Lassen NP. This Subway Cave is 15 minutes easy drive from Lassen NP. No entrance fee. Bring flashlights/headlamps. Total... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a fascinating lava tube is right of Highway 89 and very near Highway 44. It is a 1/3 mile underground lava tube formed when the the outside of a lava flow hardened in the air an insulated the inside lava. The interior lava continued on its flow, eventually leaving the tube empty. The walls, ceilings, and floor of... More

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Chester, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This isn't one of those expensive tourist centered caves with light shows and all. (Been there, loved that too.) This is just a great place to stop and stretch during a long drive, with or without the family. It is nature, in a fairly natural setting, the way nature intended. On a summer's day it is a great break because... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We made the detour to check out the subway cave after climbing Cinder Cone. Well worth the detour! Be sure to take that flashlight, and put on a sweatshirt, as the temperature drops as soon as you go underground.

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Agoura Hills, California, United States
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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

There is only a short hike from the parking to the cave. Once you enter the cave it feels like another world entirely, and it is about 30 degrees cooler at least! You need to bring a flashlight and a jacket too. There are beautiful ice formations within the cave that look a little like kryptonite. When you resurface there... More

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