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Address: 9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
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+1 209-736-2708
10:00 - 16:00
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Fascinating Tour

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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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57 reviews
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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 to eat.

Thank zimagrrl
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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 around. The tour itself was an easy walk. Nothing steep or stairs. Good if you... More 

Thank Charla G
Lemon Grove, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 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 purpose, including one that served as a church with a pulpit and pews. We took... More 

Thank Gene B
Palm Springs, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
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 cave is operated very professionally by the same folks who operate Moaning cave and Black... More 

9 Thank hawaiidan
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 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
2 reviews
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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150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I got a private tour of this cavern, since we were lucky enough to be the only people at the property at the time. The power within the cavern was off due to the Butte Fire occurred the month before we were there, so we explored the cavern led by flashlight. Unique experience! The guide was very... More 

Thank GaeaTraveller
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The visitor center is very nice, clean restrooms, friendly people to help you. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and always informing you of cautions because this is a natural formed cave so you do have to be careful. Restrictions, no backpacks, no purses, no video cameras. Of course this is for your own safety. Unfortunately to participate in the... More 

3 Thank Dave L
Nampa, Idaho
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118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was an excellent choice for first timers and for anyone who did not want to do a lot of steps. They do offer more extensive and difficult tours for those interested; however, reservations are needed for those. In my opinion all caverns are beautiful and this one was no exception. Our guide, Clara, did a good job of explaining... More 

1 Thank Sharon G
Eastvale, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

It was our first visit to a cavern. We only took the shortest (1-hour) trip. It was a little damp so we were glat that we wore good tracking shoes. The electricity was out due to a fire a few months ago so we were given flash lights (and helmets), which surprisingly worked well in the dark cavern. You might... More 

3 Thank StellaKCnFamily

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