Plan Your Trip

Our office is closed Monday through Friday and our phones are staffed intermittently on Saturday and Sunday.  If you don’t get a hold of us, please leave a message and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are trying to make a reservation please go to the “Reserve Your Tour Now” link at the top of this page.

Directions & Hours

5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251


Summer Hours 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spiral Cave Tour Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only. The last tour leaves at 4 p.m. 

  • Reservations for this tour are highly recommended due to limited availability. 
  • Ticket sales will close five minutes prior to the start time of a tour. Last minute additions are at the discretion of the ticket sales counter. Once a tour has begun, no more tickets will be sold for that tour time.
  • SPECIAL – We’ll be open for tours on FRIDAY JULY 10th for a half day with the first tour at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 2 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 pm

We hope we don’t miss you but please note that the Gift Shop may close early on days when we don’t have customers booked for late tours. 

Expedition Tours: 

The Expedition Tour is not currently available. Check out our Spiral Tour if you’re looking for some fun!

Zip Line Hours: 

The Zip Line is not currently available. Reserve a cave tour if you’re looking for some fun!

*Operational hours are subject to change. Please call to confirm 209-736-2708. We’ll do our best to get back to you when you call or email, however, due to limited hours, we’re only available to respond on Saturdays and Sundays.

Driving Directions

From Vallecito
Turn right onto Parrotts Ferry Road. Turn right onto Moaning Cave Road. Moaning Caverns will be at the end of the road.

From Angels Camp
Turn right onto CA-4 East, turn right onto Parrotts Ferry Road, turn right onto Moaning Cave Road, and Moaning Caverns will be at the end of the road.

From Murphys
Take Hwy CA-4 West, turn left onto Parrotts Ferry Road, turn right onto Moaning Cave Road, and Moaning Caverns will be at the end of the road.

From Columbia
Head north on Broadway Street/Parrotts Ferry Road, continue to follow Parrotts Ferry Road, turn left onto Moaning Cave Road, Moaning Caverns will be at the end of the road.


Driving Advice

We recommend that you do not completely rely on a GPS unit, or similar navigation systems to help find your way to our caverns.

We have had several instances when visitors have missed their tour times due to following a navigation system. Sometimes these systems will choose what it thinks is the best route, but in actuality it is the worst – taking drivers onto back roads that are not well marked and take longer to negotiate.

In addition to poor directions, the other issue with the navigation systems is that the signal gets dropped, especially when you get closer to our sites in the foothills. Now you have no idea where you need to turn without the system working.

Therefore, we recommend that you do some research before heading our way – study a map to know the best route so if the navigation system tells you to go a certain way and your research showed otherwise, ignore the system! We want you to arrive on time so you don’t miss the experience you have planned.

Bringing a printed map with you is highly recommended.


More Questions?

Check out our FAQ page for common questions, or give us a call!