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Mercer Caverns

Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
+1 209-728-2101
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This is a nice walking tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide... 160 feet down and back. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick L
Murphys, California
Definitely worth the trip

We had a great guide who gave us the interesting history of the cavern. The highlight was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric C
San Francisco, California
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  • Average9%
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Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice walking tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide... 160 feet down and back. There are many great formations!

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great guide who gave us the interesting history of the cavern. The highlight was experiencing absolute darkness. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The first time you visit caverns, it is amazing. These are no exception. However, I didn't note anything particularly unique about these caverns. The 45 minute tour goes down 16 stories + more than 200 stairs and then back up 16 stories and 200+ stairs....More

2  Thank 523SM523
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I have been on many cave tours I loved the tour guide and she stopped many times and gave us much info about what we were seeing and also many picture taking opportunites. Tho I have to admit I was hurting for 3 days afterwards....More

Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were a little unsure of the 16 story walk down, (then back up!) trip to the bottom of the caverns. It was not too bad; very enjoyable and worth the leg work. We made several stops along the was to take pictures and catch...More

1  Thank pds1231
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Just been on the tour, and one is the best cavern tours we have done. Very simple tour nothing too hard or small to squeeze through and loads of interesting facts about the guy who found it. Good use of a morning.

Thank johnpw1
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cave! Our guide Bernard was very knowledgeable and friendly, I would recommend asking for him by name. He answered all questions with ease and patience, and had a full grasp on everything while keeping it light and fun. The cave is full of fantastic...More

Thank Parker O
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Visit to the cavern was fun & bit of adventure. Walking down and up 440 steps (total) was not that difficult. We went there on a hot afternoon and it was pretty cool once you enter the cave. Very pleasant experience.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The staff were very friendly, and the cavern tour a lot of fun. It descends quite deep, on steep stairs at times, and through narrow spaces. All of that adds a challenge, but it also adds to the fun! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and...More

Thank cheetahfan9
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The little store is where you buy your tickets for tours every hour on the 1/2 hour. The cave us deep down with lots of steps. Beautiful! Worth going to. They also have a little area panning for gems (u buy a bag of dirt...More

Thank evafrancis
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Oleg G
10 December 2017|
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Response from Rick L | Reviewed this property |
Murphys Hotel, Murphys Inn, or Murphys Suites... all good,
17 June 2017|
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Response from evafrancis | Reviewed this property |
call. they are very helpful. they answer their phone. I called before going just to make sure they were open on a holiday. there is a very low hang that you have to squeeze through. hope this helps.
29 July 2016|
Response from RogerWi | Reviewed this property |
Summer hours have the first tour at 9:30 and the last at 5:00 every day of the week. Winter hours the first tour is 10:30 and the last 4:00. The cost for adults is $16.00.