Caving / Spelunking in Moaning Caverns, Angels Camp, California USA

Tour duration:
45 mins
Stair cathode :
55 ºF/12.8 ºC
Descent with rope:
165 ft/50.3 m
Bear Valley is a ski area located near Angels Camp, on highway 4, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, approximately 3 hours southeast of Sacramento, California, USA.

Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which has one of the best known caverns, Moaning Cavern. The cavern is located on Parrotts Ferry Road, 6 mi/9.6 km south of Murphys. It is known for its main chamber, commodious, vertical room, which is huge and could contain inside it the Statue of Liberty.

The cave offers walking tours and three-hour adventure trips. The cavern walk tours are provided by professional and experienced guides all year through. The 45 minutes tour goes through marble passes and includes a 234 stair cathode in the main chamber.

The rope rappel is a 165 ft/50.3 m descend inside the chamber, which lasts 45 minutes and requires no special experience. The adventure trip is a 3 hour exploration in dark areas without paths or stairs. The adventurers have to wear helmets with lights on, coveralls and gloves in order to climb and crawl through the paths.

How to Get to Destination

164 mi / 264 km, 3 hrs 5 mins
Follow I-880S to San Jose. Take the exit 31 for I-238 to I-580/Stockton/Fresno. Follow the signs for I-238/I-880/Castro Valley/Stockton Fresno and enter I-238 S. Enter I-580E. Go straight for I-205E. Enter I-5N. Take the exit California 4E to Downtown Stockton. Enter CA-4 E. Enter CA-4 E/CA-99 S. Take the exit 252B to enter CA-4 E to Farmington Rd. Turn right to CA-4 E/Farmington Rd. Go to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Head straight for CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Central Valley
89.6 mi / 144.2 km, 2 hrs 4 mins
Follow CA-108 E/E F St. Continue to follow CA-108E. Enter CA-49 N/W Stockton St. Turn left on CA-49 N/Golden Chain Highway N/S Washington St. Make an open right turn to Parrots Ferry Rd. Head straight to Parrots Ferry Rd. Turn right to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
125 mi / 201.2 km, 2 hrs 41 mins
Follow CA-99S. Take exit 273 to Liberty Rd. Turn left on Liberty Rd. Turn right to CA-88W. Turn left to CA-12E. Continue to CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S/W St Charles St. Turn left to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Continue straight to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km

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