Our South Side Excursion starts in the town of Cougar. WE drive up river, past the reservoirs, and into the park, eventually reaching Lahar Viewpoint. From here, we drive to Lava Canyon , for a 1 mile hike. Then we stop at June Lake to see the waterfall. Lunch will usually be eaten at the Trail of Two Forests, then we will look at the entrance to the Ape Cave.
This excursion does not travel through the Ape Cave, and this should be considered as a day trip of its own merit.
The full itinerary can be found on the downloadable document below.