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Parks & nature in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument

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“Part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, The Ape Caves, Lava Tube and Interpretive Center are popular attractions in the Mount St. Helens National Monument and the longest lava tube in the continental United States at over two miles in length. The Ape Caves are located on the south side of Mount St. Helens and accessed through Woodland. Go up highway 503 past Cougar. Driving time from I-5 and highway 504 where all the Mount St. Helens Visitor Centers are to the Ape Cave is just over an hour. The Ape Caves are open year-round though the parking lot gets snowed in during the winter. This attraction is very popular with East Coast visitors.”
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“So much do to from this site. Hike Spirit Lake or Hike the Volcano, Windy Ridge. Enjoy the indoor displays and view the crater.”
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“I personally have not ventured to the Ape Caves trailhead but the locals rave about this...do your research if you are in the area and go make the trip!”
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“A beautiful hike around a geologically unusual canyon. Also, an amazing suspension bridge that may not be for everyone.”
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“Strenuous but beautiful dog-friendly hike! Bring good shoes. Reccommend AWD/4WD vehicle with good clearance to make it to the trailhead.”
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