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Mask Required. Advance Online Reservation Required. Tickets not sold onsite at Ruby Falls.  COVID-19 Response

Cave Adventures

Adventure Awaits!

With its storied history, inspiring scenery, and geological wonders, Ruby Falls has been one of the Southeast's favorite destinations since its discovery in 1928. Exploring this remarkable beauty, located deep inside Lookout Mountain, is a memory shared by generations of visitors to Chattanooga, Tennessee. There is always something new to discover at Ruby Falls!

 


Cave Adventures

 

Cave Walk to Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls cave adventures are modified for current recommended COVID-19 precautions. 

Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only

Limited Availability

Tickets sell out quickly! In response to COVID-19, tour group sizes are significantly reduced. The Cave Walk to Ruby Falls is by reservation only, and tickets must be purchased online in advance. Admission is limited to 20 – 30 guests on each Cave Walk to Ruby Falls. Guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth for the duration of the visit. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face mask. Ruby Falls’ narrow cavern trail and elevator to the cave do not consistently accommodate 6 feet of social distancing. 

Discover the hidden beauty inside Lookout Mountain on the Cave Walk to Ruby Falls led by a Ruby Falls guide. Descend 260 feet by elevator into the mountain and explore the cavern trail to the tallest and deepest 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!

8 am - 8 pm Eastern Time

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. 

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Lantern Tour 

Ruby Falls cave adventures are modified for current recommended COVID-19 precautions. 

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.

Guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth for the duration of the visit. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face mask. Ruby Falls’ narrow cavern trail and elevator to the cave do not consistently accommodate 6 feet of social distancing. 

Friday Nights, February – November and by Advanced Request for Groups of 8 or More

Make reservation in advance, this popular tour sells out quickly. 

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Lantern Tour: Ghost Walk Edition 

Seasonal

Ruby Falls cave adventures are modified for current recommended COVID-19 precautions. 

Get in the Halloween spirit with a special edition tour featuring ghost stories from the 91-year history of Ruby Falls. On your way to the waterfall, hear the tales and visit the sites of peculiar encounters, mischievous mayhem and tragedy while exploring the cavern by the light of handheld lanterns. For ages 12 and up.

Guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth for the duration of the visit. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face mask. Ruby Falls’ narrow cavern trail and elevator to the cave do not consistently accommodate 6 feet of social distancing. 

After-hours on select Thursday and Saturday nights in October. 

This NEW tour is expected to sell-out quickly. Make reservation in advance, tickets are limited. 

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Gentle Walking Tour - Temporarily Unavailable

A slower paced journey through the cavern with extended early access to the waterfall, featuring in-depth historical and geographical content and exclusive Ruby Falls stories with a senior-level guide.

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Cave Tour Trail Map

Cave Tour Highlights

Geology

Ruby Falls History