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Falls Creek Cave Attraction Description

Falls Creek Cave is an isolated lava tube located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest about 40 minutes outside the small Town of Carson, Washington. The cave is roughly 1.2 miles long and is not maintained or monitored by the Forest Service. If you are familiar with Ape Cave on Mt. St. Helens think of this as its much less popular and virtually crowd-less little brother.

The entrance to the cave can be tricky to find and is located in the second of a series of three cave in pits where the cave has collapsed on itself. Falls Creek Cave requires alot of scrambling and climbing of small boulders and is a bit more challenging than Ape Cave. This is a great adventure for anyone looking to truly feel like they are a character in the Goonies.

Falls Creek Cave Map


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Other Nearby Attractions/Activites

Hole-in-the-Wall Falls

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19.9 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Bill Sanders

    We just did this cave again today. It’s a LONG ways if one goes to the end. Plan on 3-4 hours at about 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and lots of climbing over breakdown. The first side passage is much easier than staying in the main cave. Well worth the time and effort.

    1. Chris

      Hey Bill, thanks for sharing! Always a good idea to dress for long exposures to cold temps when exploring caves like this. I didn’t make it all the way to the end but would love to go back and give it another crack.

  2. Shawna

    I would LOVE to get the location if possible!?
    Thank you

  3. Luis Valenzuela

    Their is a book called caves of Washington by William Halliday it has info and some maps of all the hundreds of caves in Washington I bought it last year and it’s so detailed and informative. It’s an old book so might be hard to find but I remember seeing it in digital format on google

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