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Explore Caves and Zipline a Short Drive from the Bay Area

Moaning Caverns Steel Staircase
Moaning Caverns Steel Staircase

Just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, Moaning Cavern Adventure Park in Vallecito, California offers Bay Area urbanites an adventure in the Sierras.

The original draw to Moaning Cavern itself is the guided walking tour into the depths of the cave itself. While the tour is billed as fun for the entire family, it can be a challenge with infants and younger children as the tour as the passageways can be narrow and steep with a long decent to the dark cave floor along a caged steel spiral staircase. For the more adventurous, you opt for the rappel 165 feet into the cave as well as crawl deeper into the cave system with their Adventure Trip.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, you can get an additional adrenaline rush with their twin zip lines!

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park
5350 Moaning Caverns Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251