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A Great Cool Down on a HOT day

The Lava Beds National Monument is a great opportunity for hiking in caves. Be sure to check in at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Had A Fun Time Hiking In The Caves

My family spent a morning hiking around the various caves. It was a really hot day so hiking in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lava Beds National Monument is a great opportunity for hiking in caves. Be sure to check in at the Visitor Center for maps and hiking/exploring info One thing to note: I'm not sure if the difficulty rating is lowered. The Mushpot Cave WAS a...More

Thank LindaSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family spent a morning hiking around the various caves. It was a really hot day so hiking in the caves was nice. Our only problems were probably our fault but I think they could potentially have been avoided with some signs and guidance. Our...More

Thank JohnFromSantaClara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is cool about this National Monument is that it has a little for everyone! The Lava Tubes are the main draw with easy to hard! You have a bunch to choose from on the 2 mile loop! If your not a caver than lots...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We truly hope that these areas of the wilderness will be indefinitely protected. The Lava Beds National Monument has much to offer for us. The Mammoth Crater’s impressive 36,000 year old vents created lava tubes. The lava tubes turned into caves. There are about 700...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here as a fluke. We were glad we went. The drive is beautiful with a lot to see. We went through 2 caves, both easy, and were not disappointed. Sturdy shoes are a good idea. Make sure to bring a flashlight, one...More

1  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this last year and it was just great. I hadn't been since I was a child but it was every bit as interesting as parts look almost alien and the caves themselves are most definitely worth checking out. They supply...More

1  Thank VSCasey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time going in many caves....we did all the easy and moderate difficulty caves...each had something unique to experience. Be sure to have closed toe shoes, and a flashlight as well as a permit to cave—-available for free at the visitor center....More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't hike much and had tennis shoes on. Stuck to the easy trails. Great time to cool off when it's over 90!

Thank Washington_Cal-Gal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have visited numerous caves on our travels, so we thought we knew what to expect. We thought that we would wait for a tour and follow the ranger into the caves. Were we wrong! We went to the visitor's center and they handed us...More

2  Thank dalsmith2016
Reviewed 12 July 2018

About an hour south of Klamath Falls, we saw the signs for this monument on the way from Lake Tahoe to Crater Lake. We are so glad we took a chance and stopped at it. The history of the formation of the lava beds and...More

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20 November 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
They are open all year but hours are shortened during winter. Check out their website for more info.
Joyce J
24 June 2017|
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Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog a couple of times. He had to be on a leash. No dogs in the caves, He did fine, and so did we.
12 July 2015|
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Response from BeckyAurora | Reviewed this property |
I camped there in May and it wasn't busy. It also rained some that night though, and, if I remember correctly, I was there in the middle of the week. Being there more than a week before Memorial Day also helped.