Caves and Mines

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park Vallecito

Where is it at?

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Moaning Cavern Adventure Park
5350 Moaning Cave Road
Tel: 209-736-2708


Take Highway 4 east through Angels Camp to Vallecito. Turn right on Parrotts Ferry Road at the Moaning Cavern sign. Go one mile, then turn right on Moaning Cave Road. Take the road to the end and park in the parking lot. The visitors center is on the right.

Where are we going today?

Here is a VERY cool fun fact. Did you know, that Moaning Cavern actually has a vertical chamber SO big, that it could actually hold the ENTIRE Statue of Liberty? How amazing is that!

That vertical chamber is actually the largest public cavern that you will find in the entire state of California.

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park is home to, of course, Moaning Cavern, where you can enjoy some pretty challenging and adventurous experiences!

How about we start with the Walk Tours? These are perfect for the entire family, and last around 45 minutes. These are tours are professionally guided tours, and will take you through incredible, well-lit passages that were all created millions of years ago!

After you descend down 235 stairs, you will be 165 feet below the surface of the earth. Pretty amazing! Here, you will find out all about the excavations that occurred that revealed bones of pre-historic people who had actually fallen into the caverns thousands of years ago!

The guides will also explain all about the history of the caverns, as well as the geology. What better place to learn all about the cavern than actually IN the Moaning Cavern!

Don't forget about the other adventures that Moaning Cavern Adventure Park have in store for you! You can make your way down 165 foot rappels right into the cave, or you can take on the challenging 3 hour caving experience. 

Did we mention there are also TWIN Zip Lines and a climbing tower? These adventures are such a great way for kids to not only have a great day out, but to stay active and learn some fascinating things. 

We haven't even started on the special events that the Moaning Cavern holds!

Great family fun in one of the most incredible natural wonders in the USA!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsWalking Tour $15.95
  • ChildrenWalking Tour $8.50 (ages 3 to 12)
  • Free Under: 3 years

When can we go?

Hours vary on the day and season so check

All year round

Teachers corner

What a unique school experience for students! There are modular programs which can be customized for your school, as well as free lesson plans. Don't forget about the discount rates!.

I'm Hungry!

Why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a full day of family adventure!.

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget to check out some fun events at the caverns, such as Halloween fun!.

Doing our bit

They have created experiences in the caverns that really look after the natural formations. If they have regulations, please follow these as this ensures the cavern will be protected for years to come.

Need a little extra help?

You do need to be able to climb down steps to get to the bottom, for the tour, but if you have questions, just speak to someone before you book.

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop where you can pick up great items such as science kits, jewelry, souvenirs and books!.

More information

The Adventure Trip is for kids over 12 years.

What people are saying?

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    The caves are amazing. The staff are really nice and the guide was extremely good. We went on the Rappel+ 3 hour adventure tour. It takes 3 hours when you go for all the optional quests which I advise you to take up. Without the optional quests you can be out in an hour.
    The guide let us take our time and made sure we didn't tire out and enjoyed the trip completely.

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    i loved it the staff is so helpful and friendly there is no need to be scared the zip lining is loads of fun.

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    Delightful staff; awesome and big natural cavern; cool spiral staircase. A fantastic way to spend my birthday. The main cavern drops over 160ft straight down from the surface through a small hole at the surface.

    Example: 12,000 years ago, a human dropped through the hole and perished when he hit the ground below. The skull of that unfortunate person sits in a display.

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    Great tour, coming back in summer to try zipline when warmer

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    I have never been but im going today!!!!!

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