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Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

California Cavern

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

A ½-mile subterranean trail winds through large chambers and past underground streams and lakes. There aren't many steps to climb, but it's a strenuous walk with some narrow passageways and steep spots. The caverns, at a constant 55°F, contain crystalline formations not found elsewhere, and the 80-minute guided tour explains local history and geology.

Sight Information

Address:

Cave City Rd., 9 miles east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., then about 3 miles on Cave City Rd., Angels Camp, California, 95246, USA

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Phone:

209-736–2708

Sight Details:

  • $14.95
  • Mar. and Apr., daily 10–4; May–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Feb. weekends 10–4; hrs can vary, call to confirm

Updated 04/30/2014

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Nov 27, 2004

California Caverns even for the faint of heart

this was an easy trip for all. You do not have to be skilled or athletic to enjoy. You may be on a tour of one or two as I was or a tour of 10 as the previous party was. Well worth the effort, off the beaten path and not as busy or a tourist trap.

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