How much time should I plan to spend at Ruby Falls?
Minimum time spent at Ruby Falls is 1.5 hours. Be sure to allow extra time to visit the Lookout Mountain Tower, allow children to play in the Fun Forest Playground area, enjoy a delicious meal in the Cavern Café or the Fun Foods Grill, and browse around Ruby Falls' top rated gift shops.
What is Ruby Falls?
Ruby Falls is a guided cave tour back to see a 145 foot underground waterfall. The tour guide will point out several different rock formations and geological wonders throughout the tour.
Do you allow pets?
Due to health guidelines, pets are not allowed on the Ruby Falls tour. There are 4 shaded, fenced kennel areas available at no charge on a first come first serve basis.
How much is parking? Is parking available for my RV, Trailer, Motorcoach, Semi, etc?
As always, Parking at Ruby Falls is FREE! We do have limited parking available for large vehicles. Upon arrival, a parking lot attendant will direct you to the appropriate place to park. Because these spaces are limited, we recommend arriving before 10am or after 4pm.
What happens if it rains the day I plan to visit Ruby Falls?
No problem! Due to its location, weather is not a factor at Ruby Falls. In fact, rain actually enhances the tour by increasing the volume of water in the cave.
Is Ruby Falls a guided tour or can I go at my own pace?
All tours through Ruby Falls are guided.
Can you give more information on the length and time of the tour?
Tours to Ruby Falls are sent every 15-20 minutes based on demand. The tour to Ruby Falls lasts on average 1 hour and 15 minutes. The tour is approximately 4/5 of a mile. The tour is on a paved pathway with only a couple of gradual slopes. There are approximately 35 stairs on the pathway, each paired in set of 4-5 with handrails provided.
What should I wear on the tour?
The temperature in the cave is around 60 degrees year round, but with the humidity in the cave it feels more like 70 degrees. Comfortable shoes are suggested as the total walk is a little under a mile and the pathways, while paved, are uneven in some places. Heels, sandals, or backless shoes are not suggested.
Is the tour handicap/stroller accessible?
The Ruby Falls entrance building is handicap accessible. Due to the natural, narrow cave passages, two way traffic, and steps, the cave tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Again, due to the narrow passageways and steps, strollers are not permitted on the cave tour. For infants and small children, we recommend either front or back carriers; however, we do not rent these on site. Please keep in mind there are places with low ceilings in the cave.Back to top