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California Caverns

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Why are you reading this instead of going to this cave?

We have some beautiful caverns up here in the California foothills, and California Cavern is, in my... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Melissa M
Valley Springs, California
Adventure off the Beaten Path- Unforgettable!

The drive in seemed sketchy - coming from Calaveras State Park - it was a windy narrow road, but... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Truckee, California
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9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95246-9674
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We have some beautiful caverns up here in the California foothills, and California Cavern is, in my opinion, the most beautiful. I have participated in the walking tours as well as the spelunking trips, the Mammoth Cave Expedition and the Middle Earth Expedition. During the...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The drive in seemed sketchy - coming from Calaveras State Park - it was a windy narrow road, but once we started our Tour- SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!- With a group of us fascinated by geology, biology and history, Isaac our Tour Guide did not disappoint! he...More

Thank fourjhoward
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We showed up here one afternoon and as soon as we bought our tickets a busload of 3rd graders parked and lined up for the same tour. My boyfriend and I are all about education for the littles, but we couldn't imagine being inside a...More

4  Thank Katherine S
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

I visited California Caverns with my grandson. We found this cavern to be intriguing and different from Moaning & Mercer Caverns (fewer stairs) & we felt more like cave explorers even on the basic tour. We saw the mud covered people from the mire adventuresome...More

5  Thank Alice W
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The walking tour through California Caverns is interesting, fun, unforgettable. There are rooms where people used to get married, rooms where city council (or was it county supervisor?) meeting took place long ago. I've taken the tour with friends, with family and by myself and...More

2  Thank sunny l
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We did the walking tour and it was easy.. it was about 70 degrees down there and 100 outside. My five year old son had no problem walking the stairs. Pictures and videos won't do justice to this place.

1  Thank Jose H
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Staff is really nice. These guys do a great job, with lots of history, geology, and local knowledge. Beautiful caverns, and you can choose the level of difficulty. Nice big gift shop with cool stuff. We were out of season so we went to Murphy's...More

2  Thank zimagrrl
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Beware! The last mile of the road is narrow. I was driving a 31' C class motor home. I had to pass a car on the way out and was holding my breath! Once down there is a large parking area and no problems turning...More

Thank Charla G
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We chose this cave because it was advertised as the easiest to get around in, even as an octogenarian. We learned that it was used by the miners as a place to live during the "Gold Rush". There are many large rooms that met this...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed October 10, 2016

I have been working in caves for fun and as a professional national park naturalist and cave geologist... California Caverns is a gem. Located 32 miles from Angles camp 9 miles off 49 it is in the rural epicenter of the real mother lode. The...More

14  Thank hawaiidan
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April 17, 2015|
Response from PAULABeachBikeCruise | Reviewed this property |
Not really. You have to slither through some low places and skinny cracks sometimes. And there were were some wet slippery spots.