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Mercer Caverns

1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA 95247, USA

Outdoors- Other
Cave
Theme Park

This is a show cave located in Calaveras county. It is named after the gold prospector Walter J. Mercer who discovered the caves around 1885 and filed a claim. It is formed in a marble unit known as the Calaveras Formation. It also contains a large display of aragonite frostwork. The standard tour of the cave descends 160 feet, 208 steps down and 232 up in a traverse between the natural and an artificial entrance.

Location of Mercer Caverns