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Address: Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Redding, California
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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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Mendocino CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Subway Cave is a large lava tube that you can enter. Bring a flashlight as it's very dark inside, and the floor of the lava tube is bumpy from protruding pumice rock. You enter from a staircase on one side of the tube and exit through another. It's across from Hat Creek, near a campground along that creek, and has... More 

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It's cool to able to say you walked through a lava tube. That said, it is a very short walk, and not a lot going on geologically speaking. You aren't going to see 'tites or 'mites, but again, kinda cool if you are in the area. Unfortunately, draws a different crowd than Lassen. A lot of sitting around the campground... More 

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Susanville, California
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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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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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