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Ape Cave Lava Tubes

Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA
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Very dark but fascinating

They are not lying when they say bring 2 flashlights. Don't be there with one in case the battery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
irisho_10
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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
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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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"foot wall"
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"extra batteries"
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"bring gloves"
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"uneven ground"
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"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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Reviewed 2 days ago

They are not lying when they say bring 2 flashlights. Don't be there with one in case the battery runs out. Very dark and uneven, but nonetheless fascinating.

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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

Thank Harold W
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Reviewed 5 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

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Reviewed April 27, 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 April 16, 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 January 8, 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 January 7, 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 January 1, 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 December 30, 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 December 7, 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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jodyneafriend4u
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Paulsue222 | Reviewed this property |
No charge at all!
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catsmeow676
May 10, 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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