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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

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

Mask Required. Reservation Required - Tickets Sold Online Only

Limited Availability

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!

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. 

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 

For ages 5 and up.

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

Mask Required. Reservation Required - 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.

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

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

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Cave Tour Trail Map

Cave Tour Highlights

Geology

Ruby Falls History