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Hat Creek Subway Cave

Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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Fast & fun

This place is a hidden treasure. My grandkids, 5, 7 & 11 loved it. Just make sure everyone has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incline Village, Nevada, United States
The highlight of the trip for my 5 year old daughter!

We made a trip to Lassen for the Labor Day Weekend. After doing the Bumpass Hell trail at Lassen... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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Hwy 89 and Hwy 44, Old Station, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Travelgals5930
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

Thank ferrah04
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
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.

Thank sequoiawhite57
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
Reviewed 11 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
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
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
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Subway Caves have been sealed off to make them safer People used to get lost in there. Bring a flashlight apiece. The floor is rough, so wear enclosed shoes.

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Hat Creek Subway Cave is just off Highway 89, north of Old Station, to the north of Lassen Volcanic National Park. This natural phenomenon was formed when lava flowed in this area, and crusted around the edges of a main flow that eventually emptied...More

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Sarah B
16 September 2017|
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
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.
Sarah B
11 September 2017|
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Response from Virginia M | Reviewed this property |
No fee