Northern California is home to some pretty spectacular landscapes, from the waterfalls and granite cliffs of Yosemite to the rugged cliffs and redwood forests of the North Coast. Featured here is one landscape that every outdoor enthusiast should spend time exploring: Lava Beds National Monument. This vast swath of land is a geologic wonder shaped from volcanic eruptions. Home to numerous lava tubes, you could easily spend an entire day hiking through dozens of caves and still not see ’em all! Here’s why you need to plan a trip to Lava Beds pronto.

Editor’s Note: Please proceed with caution. Exploring certain pockets of nature can be dangerous and should be treated accordingly.

Have you explored this volcanic landscape in Northern California? There’s always an adventure to be had hiking through these ancient lava tubes. Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below!

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