A full-day of fun, in Gold Country:

The perfect trip for everyone in your group

With so much to do, even your littlest adventurers and seasoned travelers will find a full day of fun at Moaning Caverns. Consider us your personal travel guide – we’ll walk you through the perfect adventure for everyone in your group. 

Group discounts will be unavailable between June 15th – August 15th, Memorial Day Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend due to large crowds.

Explore the caves

Spiral Tour
1 hr
Expedition Tour
1/2 Day (varies)

Cave Tours

Begin your day in the caves

Or end your day in the caves! Cave tours start at set-times throughout the day. Once your tour has been reserved, you’ll have a great sense of how to plan the rest of your day.


Spiral tour

Our most popular family tour, the Spiral Tour is a  guided, educational walking tour for families and beginning cavers. Descend to the bottom of  the largest single cave chamber in California! The open area inside the chamber is, in fact, tall enough to hold the Statue of Liberty (pedestal excluded).


Expedition Crawling
& Spelunking tour

Our Expedition Tour is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life! THIS IS NOT AN EASY, WALKING TOUR!  Most areas of this tour are undeveloped parts of the cave which means there are no lights, stairs, or walkways on this tour. Instead, visitors daringly explore by climbing and belly crawling with lighted helmets to find their way!

Are you ready to cave?

Comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket, and your sense of adventure!

To see how to prepare for your trip, view the Expedition Preparation Guide This activity does require a release of liability waiver. Save time! Click here to read, fill out and sign our release of liability waiver before you arrive. 

Wear comfortable clothing: jeans or shorts will do. Make sure your shoes have good traction – sneakers or hiking boots are ideal. Bring a light jacket – even in the heat of a California summer, the temperature in the cave is a pleasant 61 degrees.

Due to the vertical nature of our cavern and our concern for guest and guide safety, we must limit what guests can bring on our tours. Backpacks, bags, purses, water bottles, food, drinks or camera attachments such as tripods, selfie sticks, and extra lenses will not be allowed in the cave. We want to make sure that everyone is safe as these items could be dropped into the cavern resulting in serious injury to another guest. Guests with special needs may bring necessary items at the discretion of the supervisor on duty. Our first-aid kits inside the cavern contain water for emergency purposes.

For group reservations please call 209-736-2708 or email us at info@moaningcaverns.com

Get the adrenaline flowing



Get the adrenaline flowing

Explore and soar when you visit Moaning Caverns Adventure Park. Pair your outdoor activities with a cave tour to keep your group entertained for hours!


Climbing Wall

Temporarily closed. Our “El Capitan” Climbing Tower is a 32 foot high vertical monolith from base to summit! Our unique climbing wall is popular with novice rock climbers to experts and includes climbing routes from beginner to challenging. It’s suitable and fun for the entire family! Learn More



Temporarily closed. Hang on to your helmet! Take to the skies on our Racing Zip Lines. We offer two types of zipping, regular seated style and tandem zipping. Experience the fast paced, high intensity adventure of zip line traversing. All you need is the courage to step off the platform! Learn More

Hits the spot

1 hr

snacks and games

Fuel up for more fun

In between cave tours and your other adventures, you might get thirsty or hungry. We’ve got you covered so you can get ready for your next activity!


Grab a snack

Don’t forget to grab a snack – we have chips and candy as well as an assortment of cold drinks.


Axe throwing

Axe throwing is sweeping the country as a way to relieve stress and have fun in a controlled and safe environment. Have a friendly competition or just test your aim when you try to hit the bullseye in our axe throwing lanes at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park!

Take home some memories


Moments into memories

Panning for gems

Just like miners used to pan for gold during the California Gold Rush of the 1800’s, relive what it was like to be a prospector and pan for your very own gemstone collection at our Sluice. Everyone is guaranteed to find some! Panning for sluice is fun for the whole family, and kids get a kick out of finding their own souvenirs to bring home.

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Souvenir shopping

We travel yearly to the Arizona Gem and Mineral show and bring back amazing minerals, fossils and rocks from around the world. Rock hounds can choose from a wide range of small gemstones and fascinating fossils, to huge amethyst cathedrals.

Ready to book the perfect trip?

Check out our cave tours and be sure to add an above ground activity or two to round out your day! 

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Open/Closing Info
Sunday - Open 11am & Last Tour 3pm (No Expedition Tours)
Monday - Closed
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