Murphys, California: Mercer Caverns

Since 1885, oldest continually operated commercial cave in California, famous for its "rare Aragonite flos ferri." Colored floodlights, 161 feet deep, 172 stairs.

1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA
In Murphys off Hwy 4, Murphys Business District exit.
Daily 10 am - last tour 4:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mercer Caverns

Air is so fresh in the cave! Very steep steps you must climb both up and down. Though not that long or intense of a tour, I would not recommend for the frail or easily winded. A fun little stop.

[Jolene, 07/15/2015]

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