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Hat Creek Subway Cave

Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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worth visiting . . .

subway caves is a spot that might be easy to overlook, but it is well worth seeing it . . . easy... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
bmeadows4sports
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Santa Rosa, California
Great lava tube for young explorers

This is a fantastic cave for kids to explore. Access is pretty easy: from the small parking lot... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Daniel B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

subway caves is a spot that might be easy to overlook, but it is well worth seeing it . . . easy access off highway 89/44 near old station . . . bring your flashlight and enjoy a wonderful bit of nature . . .

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a fantastic cave for kids to explore. Access is pretty easy: from the small parking lot, it's a short walk and up a flight of stairs to the entrance. Both the entrance and exit have well-paved stairs with hand rails. The main part...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place is a hidden treasure. My grandkids, 5, 7 & 11 loved it. Just make sure everyone has their own flashlight, preferably with a strong beam, and good walking shoes as the floor is very rough.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We made a trip to Lassen for the Labor Day Weekend. After doing the Bumpass Hell trail at Lassen, we made a stop at Subway Cave. My daughter is so looking forward to it, and was she excited! Even my 18 month old son walked...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This area would not necessarily take a long time to explore but on a long drive it is one of those interesting spots. Dogs are not allowed on the trail. It was maybe 20 -30 minutes round trip so it wasn't anything huge but it...More

Thank SunnyOnTheGo
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

VERY DARK. Make sure to have good shoes and a bright flashlight. This is an easy walk but the ground is lava and very uneven. There is a flight of staires to enter and exit the cave.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A big, dark hole in the ground created by lava. You must bring a GOOD flashlight because you don't know what "dark" is until you walk through the cave. I loved this stop over. A short walk from the parking lot brings you to the...More

Thank ragsdad
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Take a flashlight. It is near the camp ground. We traveled with a teen and she did this at night with 5 other teens she met in the camp ground. It was close to our tent so we could monitor it. They LOVED it. The...More

Thank sandygreenberg
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Another area favorite to visit. Take a light jacket and a flashlight. Hard to imagine the power and force a volcano had to be able to form these caves. Go in the off season to avoid the crowds. Free parking. Easy access. Free admission.

Thank Karuk-girl
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a cool spot to visit! Was a lot of fun exploring all of the points of interest. Easy to imagine pirates or dragons making story telling awesome! Do this, you'll love it! Bring good shoes, your wild imagination, a light and a light jacket.

Thank Chelle D
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Sarah B
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Response from ragsdad | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure how a dogs paws would hold up to the floor of the cave, it's almost like walking on coral, very uneven and sharp. Despite having a flashlight my sidekick Cookielee kept stumbling and finally relented and... More
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Sarah B
11 September 2017|
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Response from Virginia M | Reviewed this property |
It is not a park per se. An attraction maintained by the U. S. Forest Service. Best in the day because the trail to the entrance is rough. Bring a flashlight per person.
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Sarah B
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