Lava Tunnel, Santa Cruz

#3 of 8 in Nature in Santa Cruz
Cave · Nature / Park
Cool down and walk through part of the region's geological history at Lava Tunnel, formed by natural lava flow. You can explore roughly 1.6 km (1 mi) of underground tunnels, many of which are wide enough to walk through without crouching or crawling. Though most of the tunnels are illuminated, you can also bring your own or rent an additional flashlight, just in case the power goes out while you're there. Wear sturdy shoes suitable for slippery surfaces. Our Bellavista vacation planner makes visiting Lava Tunnel and other Bellavista attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited the Lava Tunnel during our walk to see the giant tortoises at the El Chato Ranch. The walk through this tube like cave, formed by volcanic activity, only took a few minutes but was an...  more »
  • Cool, volcanic, dark, don’t bump your head! This is a place to definitely wear your hat. It is so easy to bump your head and the lava is sharp.  more »
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