Pinecones Caving

Pinecones Caving


Explore the lava tube caves near Mt. St. Helens and learn about the geology of this unique volcanic area.

Price: $110 per child, $70 for accompanying adult. (Please only one adult per child, as space is limited)
Includes gear rental if needed and all permits and entry fees.

Itinerary: 8 AM to 6-7 PM

Meet Location: Hwy 512 Park and Ride for transport to and from Mt. St. Helens.

Packing List: Day Hiking



Exploration – Growing and learning in the outdoors – Building friendships

Difficulty Level

Intermediate: 3 miles total, cave includes difficult walking and some scrambling.

2023 Schedule:

October 28

Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total cost of a Pinecones trip right now, send us a brief message to request sliding scale pricing.

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    Indigenous Land


    “It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”

    Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project

    The Puyallup tribe in their own language call themselves a name that means “people from the bend at the bottom of the river.” They are one of twelve Lushootseed speaking tribes in the Puget Sound region. The language of Lushootseed has vast diversity and multiple dialects, with each group having their own way of speaking. All dialects were to be honored and respected, reflecting the values of Lushootseed culture such as ‘Be kind, be helpful, be sharing.’

    The Lushootseed speaking peoples called the mountain that dominated their horizon Tacoma or Tahoma, a word that may have meant “the mother of all waters.” The Puyallup tribe is calling on the state of Washington to rename the mountain from its current official name of “Rainier.”

    Today, the Puyallup Tribe is a recognizable force in the fight for tribal rights, and were a significant player in the Boldt Decision of 1974, establishing the rights of Native Americans in Washington State to fish using traditional methods.

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