We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California Caverns

9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
209/736-2708
Update attraction details
Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Angels Camp
Type: Geologic Formations
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    8
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Cave is fairly level, not many stairs. some tight spots but I was able to maneuver and I am a big guy. Recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calaveras County, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very interesting caverns and off the beaten track. The pleasant, scenic drive to get there is half the fun. Well run tours that are very informative, entertaining and educational. Nice grounds too for relaxing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I thought the tour guide Christine was awesome..She offered to take pics for me and volunteered herself many times and told me where to stand..She was cheerful all the way and was very friendly..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our group of 6 boys and 2 adults signed up for the Mammoth Cave Expedition. I wimped out and took the regular tour. The boys spent about 45 minutes getting changed into their coveralls and knee pads and getting briefed on what to expect. The boys were 11 and 12 years old. They LOVED their tour and had no problems... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sonora, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The caverns have to be experienced. the are full of beauty and it is so interesting to see how everything is so different when looking around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakdale, California, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have now been to all 4 of the major caverns of the Sierras in Northern California - Moaning, Mercer, California, and Black Chasm. California Cavern was disappointing because many of stalactites were broken off a long time ago. It does have the best Crystal Shop though. Last time I was there in about 2006 I never saw more big... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

I have been to all the caves and this one take the prize! Has quite a few chambers, the most in the entire county and very informative and funny staff. You will get history AND comedy involved in this tour. This is must for anyone interested in caving. They also have some fun looking excursions that I would like to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockton, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We were coming down from our trip in the snow in Sno Park, a good 2 and a half hours drive from the San Joaquin Valley. This is up on the mountains taking 88 to 49 and ending up in Sno Park, a beautiful forested area with a frozen lake during the dead of winter and a great place to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Turlock, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

If you've never been down in a cavern, this is a wonderful place for a first time experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is a great (and easy) introduction to cavern exploration. If you have never been to a cave or if you have avoided them because of claustrophobia, this is the tour for you! Although there are a couple of narrow openings, most "rooms" are large and the entire walk is fairly well lit. The guide we had was friendly, knowledgeable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed California Caverns also viewed

 

Been to California Caverns? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage California Caverns, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing