Cave Rappel – Moaning Cavern Adventure Park


Don't Let Go Of The Rope!

Don’t Let Go Of The Rope!

Temporary Closure of 165-FT Cave Rappel.  The cave is open for walking tours- just the rappel is closed. We hope to re-open the rappel on Wednesday, April 19th.  Give us a call to find out more, 209-736-2708.

Introduced in 1984 as the United States’ first rappel available in a show cave, the rappel at Moaning Cavern tests even the most courageous visitor by giving them the opportunity to descend by rope 165 feet into the huge main chamber!

Brave guests take in a unique view of the cave that can only be seen by rappelling.  After rappelling approximately 50 feet from the original cave entrance, guests take in the amazing view at the top Moaning Cavern’s main chamber.  It doesn’t end there, guests still have another 120 feet left to go before reaching the bottom of the chamber joining the walking tour patrons.

No experience is necessary, and gloves, hard-hat, and the highest quality rappelling equipment are provided. Adventurous people from all walks of life are thrilled by this unique and exciting opportunity to try something new! Total trip time is approximately 45 minutes.

This activity does require a release of liability waiver. Click here for the release of liability waiver.

Scroll down to view the “facts at a glance” and the photo gallery of the Moaning Cave Rappel.

Facts at a Glance:
Adventure Scale Wild
Availability Daily, year round. Click here for operational hours.
Length of Trip Approximately 45 minutes per person
Underground Temperature 61°F year round
Group Size NA
Equipment Provided Hardhat with light and gloves. Guests need to wear good tennis shoes.
Minimum age and size 12 years if accompanied by a parent(s), must be at least 100 lbs and 4-FT heigh.
Reservations Reservations necessary for GROUPS ONLY: call toll free any day of the week: 866-762-2837.