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California Caverns

9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
+1 209-736-2708
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Great Tour

We showed up here one afternoon and as soon as we bought our tickets a busload of 3rd graders... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Katherine S
Charleston, South Carolina
Now is the time to go

I visited California Caverns with my grandson. We found this cavern to be intriguing and different... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Alice W
Lincoln, California
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“walking tour” (5 reviews)
“hour tour” (2 reviews)
“black chasm” (2 reviews)
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9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
+1 209-736-2708
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Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 9 August 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

2  Thank Alice W
Reviewed 8 August 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

Thank sunny l
Reviewed 23 July 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 18 April 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

1  Thank zimagrrl
Reviewed 7 December 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 4 November 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 10 October 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

12  Thank hawaiidan
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Through the big trees. The closest trail is easy, but the signage is terrible directing where to go.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

OMG This was such an amazing first time adventure for both my husband and I! Can't wait to take my family so they can experience this amazing beautiful place.

Thank jodygalvan12
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17 April 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.