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Ape Cave, Longview

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  • Very cool and unique experience. This was a bit off the beaten path bit worth the detour. Buy (very cheap) tickets ahead of time and rent the provided torches. Your phone is not bright enough for the....  more
    Very cool and unique experience. This was a bit off the beaten path bit worth the detour. Buy (very cheap) tickets ahead of time and rent the provided torches. Your phone is not bright enough for the....  more »
  • This was so cool to explore the caves/lave tubes, and you can do the easy 3/4 mile lower route or the challenging 1 1/2 mile upper route. The upper route requires some climbing over boulders, and one....  more
    This was so cool to explore the caves/lave tubes, and you can do the easy 3/4 mile lower route or the challenging 1 1/2 mile upper route. The upper route requires some climbing over boulders, and one....  more »
  • It was a great natural site to see and experience. We did see young adults voiding and acting proud. Please respect the grounds, behavior like this will just close these wonderful sites. 
    It was a great natural site to see and experience. We did see young adults voiding and acting proud. Please respect the grounds, behavior like this will just close these wonderful sites.  more »
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  • Goonies adventure in a cave! This was amazing! Bring 2 flash lights,warm clothing. The lower cave is great for kids and not so adventurous adults. The upper cave is for a serious strenuous hike in the pitch black with many rock piles and obstacles cliffs to climb. Not for the faint hearted. It was a great experience!
  • This was a fantastic hike in and out of the caves. There are two paths inside. One super easy and recommended for the young and elderly and the moderate side. The moderate side can be just a little intense with climbing over boulders and rocks and climbing up walls and squeezing through very very tight spaces. I'm 5'7" at 130lbs and I even had to take my backpack off to fit through some spaces. And when you think you've hit a dead end, look again! The hike outside is nice and beautiful. Definitely recommend.
  • Place is still pretty but it's been closed since covid but you can still go. Only problem is some kids today painted over the sign to tell you which way is harder then the other. And they tagged a lot of the walls. If you go at least have the respect for places like this and don't trash them.
  • What an adventure. We went on the "upper cave" walk, just about 2 hours in the lava tube. Some parts look like a man-made subway tube and are fairly easy to walk, some parts are blocked by huge boulders that you have to navigate over and around. I should have brought some gloves to pull myself up on the sharp rocks. There were interesting skylights about 3/4 of the way in. The 1-hour trail walk back was peaceful. Stopped at the shop for a book and chatted with the guide for a bit. There was a road sign missing for a left turn on the way in. Really enjoyed our time here.
  • Too cool! Self guided tour of the volcanic tube. It was a little dusty in there. We brought flashlights and wore boots and warm clothes. We could feel cold spots. The terrain was pretty rough. Wasn't too bad of a walk thru it. There is an easy path and a hard path. Going toward the upper cave is the harder path.

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