a guide with a flashlight leads a woman through a cave

Cave Walk
to Ruby Falls

The Cave Walk is a guided, express walk through the cave to the waterfall, featuring a basic overview about the cave with recorded audio in a large group format. Group size varies based on date and time of visit.

All admission is timed-entry for a specific date and time.

Discover the hidden beauty inside Lookout Mountain! 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 and lightshow!

Average Length of Cave Walk: 1 hour – 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on date and time of visit with 1-mile round trip walk.

For adventures offering more in-depth details, a slower-pace, extended time at the waterfall and a smaller number of participants, please read about our Lantern and Gentle Walking Tours.

Ticket Prices



Child (ages 3-12):


Senior (65+, ID required):


Child, age two and younger:


Advance online ticket purchase is required.

Appropriate for all ages, participants should be comfortable standing for up to 90 minutes and keeping pace with the group.

Cave Tour Trail Map

Cave Tour Highlights

Contact us for private tour information.

Private Tours