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.

Address:
1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA
Directions:
In Murphys off Hwy 4, Murphys Business District exit.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - last tour 4:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
209-728-2101
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Mercer Caverns.

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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