Tickets Sell Out Quickly.  Advance Online Reservation Required. Tickets not sold onsite at Ruby Falls. Information on COVID-19 Response. 

Cave Adventures

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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

Customized for your Health & Safety

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 are required to wear a face covering in the cave and elevator. Per CDC guidelines, children under the age of two should not wear a face covering. 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 

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. 

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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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


Ruby Falls History