Plan Your Visit
A favorite destination for over 90 years, Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. Discover hidden beauty deep inside Lookout Mountain on the Cave Walk to the waterfall led by a Ruby Falls guide. Descend 260 feet by glass-front elevator into the mountain and explore the cavern trail to the tallest cave waterfall open to the public in the United States. Learn the story behind the accidental discovery of the cavern, see stunning rock formations, and experience the thundering waterfall! The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls is approximately 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on date and time of visit.
Amazing views are abundant at Ruby Falls. Take in the beautiful view of the Tennessee Valley, Cumberland Plateau, and Tennessee River from high atop Lookout Mountain Tower and Blue Heron Overlook. Spectacular vistas are also found from the front porch of the historic Ruby Falls Castle and on the Village Plaza where you can relax and enjoy the mountain breeze.
Experience adrenaline-pumping fun at High Point ZIP Adventure, featuring soaring zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower located in the treetops of Lookout Mountain surrounded by one-of-a-kind views.
Advance Reservation Required. Guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations. Social distancing is not possible during cave tours or in the elevator to the cave.
Ruby Falls Entrance & Ticket Atrium
The Ticket Atrium entrance features a stunning 37-foot waterfall mural, welcome desk, self-serve ticket kiosks, and guest locker rentals. Ruby Falls timed-entry tickets allow guests to make the most of their visit to Lookout Mountain.
Tours sell out quickly! Timed-entry tickets must be purchased online in advance. Availability is limited. Walkup tickets are not available.
Ruby Falls Village Plaza
A gathering place and crossroad to adventure, the Village Plaza is the perfect spot to relax, savor time with friends and family, and take in the spectacular view. Enjoy the mountain breeze while creating memories to last a lifetime.
Ruby Falls Hours
Varies by Season
Ruby Falls Cave Adventures
Cave Walk to Ruby Falls
Reservation Required - Timed-entry Tickets Sold Online Only (Walkup tickets are not available)
Discover the hidden beauty inside Lookout Mountain on the Cave Walk to the waterfall led by a Ruby Falls guide. Descend 260 feet by glass-front elevator into Lookout Mountain and explore the cavern trail to the tallest cave waterfall open to the public in the United States. Learn the story behind the accidental discovery of the cavern, see stunning rock formations, and experience the thundering waterfall!
Tickets sell out quickly! The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls is by reservation only, and timed-entry tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations. Social distancing is not possible in the elevator to the cave and during the Cave Walk due to the narrow cavern trail.
Timed Entry Admission
The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls lasts on average 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on date and time of visit.
For ages 5 and up.
Advance Reservation Required - Timed-Entry Tickets Sold Online Only
Experience Ruby Falls in a new light! During this after-hours specialty tour, the cavern and its trail are illuminated with only hand-held lanterns, featuring a laid-back pace and limited-sized group. For ages 5 and up.
Social distancing is not possible in the elevator to the cave and during Lantern Tours due to the narrow cavern trail. Guests are advised to follow current CDC mask recommendations.
Friday Nights, After-hours
Make reservation in advance, this popular tour always sells out quickly.
Cave Walk to Ruby Falls
Children (3-12): $13.95
Ruby Falls Lantern Tour
For ages 5 and up
Children (5-12): $39.95
Includes yellow miner's helmet for children ages 5-12
Explore other great attractions on Lookout Mountain.
Designed to encourage curiosity in caves and geology, the Village Gift Shops offer an extensive collection of curated keepsakes and gifts. Tried-and-true favorites and new classics, including a rock candy mountain, make this shop a pleasure to explore.
New Dining Venue Opening Early Summer 2022 in Historic Ruby Falls Castle!
Grab and go snacks are available in the Village Gift Shop. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Fuel your Ruby Falls adventure!
Grab and Go Snacks - Village Gift Shop
Back Porch - Seasonal outdoor food carts with shaded seating on the Village Plaza
Fresh Roasted Nuts - Temporarily Unavailable. Delicious cinnamon-glazed pecans, cashews, peanuts, and almonds. Available at multiple locations throughout Ruby Falls.
Delight in breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley, Cumberland Plateau, and Tennessee River from the historic Lookout Mountain Tower and accessible Blue Heron Overlook. Blue Heron Overlook is connected by elevated walkway to the Lookout Mountain Tower, where you can enjoy panoramic views overlooking the Tennessee River. Beautiful scenery is abundant at Ruby Falls!
High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls
Open seasonally, High Point ZIP Adventure is the ultimate zip line and climbing adventure located in the forest tree tops on Lookout Mountain. Featuring rushing zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower, High Point ZIP Adventure offers incredible views of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley.
High Point ZIP Adventure is a separately ticketed activity. Weight and age restrictions apply. Closed-toe and Closed-heel shoes required. Discounted Ruby Falls + High Point ZIP Adventure combination packages are available.