Fodor's Expert Review Mercer Caverns

Murphys Cave

Light-hearted, well-informed guides lead 45-minute tours (208 steps down, 232 steps up) into caverns a prospector named Walter J. Mercer discovered in 1885. Millions of years in the making, the sheer, draperylike formations and aragonite crystals that resemble snowflakes enthrall visitors.

Dress in layers (even in summer) and wear nonskid closed-toe shoes for this mildly strenuous adventure.


Quick Facts

1665 Sheep Ranch Rd.
Murphys, California  95247, USA


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Rate Includes: $19

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