The Ape Cave Near Mt. Saint Helens Is a Must-See Road Trip!
If you are planning a road trip this summer, why not check out the very cool Ape Cave near Mt. Saint Helens?
The pandemic shut down the popular attraction but the good news is that the cave is now open again. If you are a Sasquatch/Big Foot fan, this is the roadside attraction that you'll want to check out.
The Ape Cave is over 2.5 miles long and is the third-longest lava tube in North America. There are two portions to the caves.
There is a lower and upper level of caves to explore with the lower cave being more family-friendly. If you are exploring the lower level, it'll take about an hour.
The upper-level cave is about 1.5 miles long and has a lot of neat features. There are rock piles and an 8-foot rock wall to scale to keep you occupied and busy.
The one requirement is that you'll need to bring your own flashlight or lantern. A cellphone light won't be enough light to light your way and the tours are independent so you won't have a tour guide available to you.
This sounds like a pretty cool place to check out and if you are planning a summer road trip, you should put this on your list of things to do.
You'll need to make a reservation at their website recreation.gov and happy trails on all of your adventures this summer!