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This is an area of massive lava flows. The enormity of the flows is mind boggling! There is an... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Leah F
Lava canyon hike

Lava canyon is a 1.3 mile loop with the first .3 miles accessible. The remainder of the loop goes... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Mike M
Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is an area of massive lava flows. The enormity of the flows is mind boggling! There is an easier loop to walk and more advanced hiking areas for the experienced hikers. Warning signs have been posted about the dangers of getting off the designated...More

Thank Leah F
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Lava canyon is a 1.3 mile loop with the first .3 miles accessible. The remainder of the loop goes around the canyon and provides great views of waterfalls and basalt cliffs. The highlight is the lower suspension bridge. It sits about 65 feet above the...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We did not have much time at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument before heading to Packwood, so we decided to just hike the Ape Cave and the Lava Canyon. The Lava Canyon was really really awesome! The hike is not too difficult and the...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We almost passed this beauty spot by. It is well worth a visit to this pretty canyon and waterfall on the southern slopes of Mount St Helens.

Thank Ann L
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful hike. It's starts out easy and then it gets difficult. You have to cross a wooden bridge and then later on a suspension bridge. The suspension bridge is a bit scary. It doesn't look too sturdy. There's a trail that takes you...More

Thank Chanthon K
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Although you cannot see Mt. St. Helens from this hike, this is a great hike. It is on the south side of the Mt. St. Helens, so if you were planning on going to the Johnston Ridge visitor center, you cannot get to that visitor...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We skipped the Mt. St. Helen's visitor center to go here, and glad we did. While the lower trails were closed, we thoroughly enjoyed the upper trails and the scenery. Would definitely go again!

Thank samcclain2017
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Lava Canyon trail is nearer to Cougar , North East of it. You can access it after visiting Ape Caves and is about Nine Miles from There. The trails is easy and you can witness natural formation of Lava as you go down the Canyon....More

1  Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed July 7, 2017

It is a long drive to get there, but it is worth it. If you go explore the Ape Caves, take the extra 9 mile trip to Lava Canyon. The drive up is beautiful, and you can get some nice pics of Mt St Helens....More

Thank Terin P
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Lava Canyon trail is actually Northeast of Cougar Washington. Trail #184. This was one of the most beautiful hikes my wife and I have been on. Not for folks who are afraid of heights though. Some of the trail is cut on the sides of...More

2  Thank Gravy64
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June 27, 2017|
Response from KRAMA200 |
It is near Cougar Washington ,just NortEast of it. We travelled from CastleRock ,Visited Ape Caves and the came here. About Ten Miles from Ape Caves and about 100 MinutesDrive from Catle Rock
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Response from Gravy64 | Reviewed this property |
This trail is not really near Stevenson. It is just NE of Cougar Washington. You have to travel north on I5 to Woodland Washington. Then take the Lewis River Rd towards Cougar. It's really close to Mt St Helens. We have... More