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Directions & Hours

5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251

July 1st – August 18th 

Cave opens daily at 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The first tour is at 9:00 a.m. and the last tour is at 6:00 p.m.

The Zip Line is open 7 days a week:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last tickets sold at 5:30)

Friday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last tickets sold at 5:30)

August 19th-29th

Monday August 19th – Friday August 23rd we are open 10am to 5pm: First tour leaves at 10:00am. Last tour leaves at 4:00pm.

Saturday August 24th to Sunday August 25th we are open 9am to 7pm: First tour leaves at 9:00am. Last tour leaves at 6:00pm.

Monday August 26th – Thursday August 29th we are open 10am to 5pm: First tour leaves at 10:00am. Last tour leaves at 4:00pm.

Labor Day Weekend Hours and Cave Tours

Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd we are open 9am to 7pm: First tour leaves at 9:00am. Last tour leaves at 6:00 pm.

Zip Line Hours

Monday August 19th to Thursday August 29th:

Monday August 19th – Friday August 23rd we are open 10am to 5pm. (Last tickets sold at 4:30pm.)

Saturday August 24th – Sunday August 25th we are open 9am to 6pm. (Last tickets sold at 5:30pm.)

Monday August 26th – Thursday August 29th we are open 10am to 5pm. (Last tickets sold at 4:30pm.)

Labor Day Weekend Zip Line Hours

Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd we are open 9am to 7pm. (Last tickets sold at 6:30pm.)

Winter Hours (starting Tuesday September 3rd):

Monday-Friday: We are open 11am to 5pm, daily. First tour leaves at 11:00am. Last tour leaves at 4:00pm. 

Saturday-Sunday: We are open 10am to 5pm. First tour leaves at 10:00am. Last tour leaves at 4:00pm. 

The Expedition Tour is available weekends only starting Tuesday September 3rd. The Expedition Tour may be available on weekdays by special arrangements for groups of 4 or more with at least 48 hours notice. Please call our office between 9-5, 7 days a week.

*Operational hours subject to change. Please 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?

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