March 26, 2017

Fall in Love with Calaveras: Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

The Rappel at Moaning Cavern

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park is an obvious choice for inclusion in our Ultimate Romantic Winter Getaway. They specialize in adventure every day, providing multiple fun, adrenaline-fuelled activities. Nowhere else can you rappel 165-feet into a showcave and California’s deepest at that! It’s like rappelling down the side of the Statue of Liberty – but underground, which somehow makes it seem so much further, and gives you truly spectacular views of this massive chamber and its huge formations.

Above ground, 1500-ft twin zip lines allow you to skim across the foothills at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. You’ll love racing your valentine to the end… it’s a high adrenaline thrill with no experience necessary, beautiful views and all you have to do is sit down and let gravity do its work. Tip for faster zip lining: if you’re on the lighter side, make your body as aerodynamic as possible to cut down on drag and hopefully you’ll beat your sweetie to the end! Click here to see their zip lines video promo.

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park is run by Cave and Mine Adventures which has won our Innovations in Tourism Awards twice, most recently in 2014 for developing the zip lines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park and for operating and funding the Murphys Information Center. This is a company with a commitment to excellence and a provider of memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. You can see actor Jason Wade Nielsen enjoying the rappel and zip lines for an adventure travel piece he filmed several years ago here: youtu.be/nj_jdCAiDrA?list=PLjEX9fXwO-CRWZSZB9ALTjCR2f24Wug2K

Other activities available at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park,  are a 3-hour wild caving expedition that begins with the rappel, guided walk tours and climbing tower. Other properties run by Cave and Mine Adventures include Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark which offers guided tours and California Cavern, State Historic Landmark which offers guided walk tours and two levels of wild cave expeditions.

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