Plan Your Trip

Directions & Hours

5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251

From Memorial Day to Labor Day our hours are 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and  9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on weekends. September to May we are open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Please click on the yearly schedule below for a more detailed view.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours (May 24th – May 27th, 2019):

Open Daily 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The the last Tour and Zip Line leaves at 7:00 p.m.

Summer hours (Starting on May 28th):

Open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The last Tour and Zip Line leaves at 4:00 p.m.

Open Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The last Tour and Zip Line leave at 6:00 p.m.

Winter hours:

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

Cave Tours leave hourly, last tour 4:00 pm.  Zip Line CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Moaning Caverns Expedition Tour available weekends only. Weekdays by special arrangements for groups. Book Online or Call for reservations at 209-736-2708.

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*Operational hours subject to change. Call to confirm 209-736-2708.

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 Angles 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!