California Zip Lines (open daily, year round)

(209)736-2708 or (866)762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Rd. Vallecito 95251
Race high above the beautiful Gold Country foothills at up to 40 mph on thrilling twin zips 1/4 mile long! Check website for weight limits. No experience necessary. Also ride tandem and super style.

Angels Camp to San Andreas Bike Ride
Length: 16 miles
Surface: Asphalt
Climbing: Approximately 600 feet, return is 1600 feet
Road or Mountain Bike. Start: Go 10 miles down Dogtown Road to Fricot City Road. Go about 200 yards to Calaveritas Road. Turn left and go about 6 miles to San Andreas. Turn left onto Mountain Ranch Road to downtown to San Andreas, about ½ mile. Highlights: Very low traffic, historic mining towns of Dogtown, Calaveritas and San Andreas. Visit the county’s museum and check out historic San Andreas.

Bear Valley Adventure Company
#1 Bear Valley Road. P O Box 5120 Bear Valley 95223
Flatwater kayak and mountain bike rentals, lessons and sales, fishing supplies and bait, gas, mini mart, maps and information.

Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark (Open daily, year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
15701 Volcano Pioneer Rd. Volcano 95689
Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and hugh clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations.

California Cavern-State Historic Landmark (open year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837 9565 Cave City Rd. Mountain Ranch 95246
California’s first show cave, delighting visitors since 1850, features an enchanting trail with beautiful cystalline formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. Also available-wild cavern expeditions by reservation. Fantistic gift shopping for books, science, nature, mineral and gem supplies and educational toys.

Glory Hole Recreation Area
Length: Road Bike – 8 miles of low traffic roads
Mountain Bike – 18 miles of single track, 4 connecting loops: Carson, Frontier, Buckbrush and Angels Arm
Surface: Road bike – smooth asphalt Mountain bike – all dirt
Climbing: Lowest to highest, about 340 feet
Start: Road bike – Glory Hole Sporting Goods Market
Mountain bike – various parking lots – look for the trailhead
Highlights: Scenic, wildlife, exercise and endurance

Gold Cliff Mine (available year round by reservation)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
Angels Camp 95222
Step back in time and explore this historic gold mine on a 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hour Adventure trip combining challenging exploration with Gold Rush history and folklore.

Mercer Caverns
Sheep Ranch Rd., P O Box 509 Murphys 95247
Beautiful, unusual crystalline formations; stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, curtains, Angels wings, and more. Nature proves herself an artist and welcomes visitors year round to see her in this magnificent subterranean wonderland.;

Moaning Cavern-(Open daily year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Road off Parrotts Ferry Rd. Vallecito 95251
Decend deep underground on a guided walk tour, rappel by rope 165-feet or reserve a challenging Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb our new custom climbing tower.

Motherlode Motorsports
536 North Main St. Angels Camp 95222
132 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223
Have FUN renting a three wheeled SPYDER roadster motorcycle and explore California’s historic gold rush country and mountainous alpine splendors like Yosemite National Park and California’s Scenic Hwy 4 Byway. No motorcycle license needed!

Murphys Winery Bike Tour
Head West on Algiers to Main Street. Be sure to stop by Malvadino and Zucca Mountain Tasting rooms. Take a left onto Main Street and head over to Black Sheep Winery. From there, go back South on Main and hit Twisted Oak Winery, Milliaire, Domaine Becquet and French Hill. You may also stop at the Stevenot Tasting Room downtown, but if you’re more ambitious, head west on Sheep Ranch Road. You’ll do a little climbing on this scenic route into San Domingo Valley where Stevenot Winery is nestled in the canyon. As you head into the canyon, just remember you’ll be climbing back out!
From Murphys Park, you may want to head south on Algiers and then take a left onto Six Mile Road. Go about 1 mile to Ironstone Vineyards. It’s just a slight climb and evens out at the top. Grab lunch at their fabulous deli! Upon leaving you can either take the easy ride back into Murphys or extend your ride: Coming out of the Ironstone parking lot go right. The asphalt will soon turn to gravel. Meander down this pretty road and you will soon overlook Gerber Vineyards. Stop at the quaint tasting room and learn about Laraine Wines. Continue on Six mile Road and make a left onto Highway 4. Ride the highway back to Murphys, but don’t miss Chatom Vineyards in Douglas Flat – it’s right on the way!
Highlights: History, Food, Wine and Spectacular Scenery.

Natural Bridges Hike
This beautiful two-mile round trip hike will lead you to spectacular limestone caverns that have been carved out by Coyote Creek. Getting There: Highway 4 to Parrots Ferry Road. Go about 4 miles and park at the marked trail head.

Sutter Gold Mine (open daily, year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
13660 Historic Highway 49 Sutter Creek 95685
See the Mother Lode from the inside! Tag in, board the boss buggy shuttle and journey deep underground on a 1-hour tour in this modern hard rock gold mine.

The Big Loop
Angels Camp to Murphys and back to Angels Camp bike ride.
Length: 20 miles
Surface: 90% Asphalt; 10% Graded Dirt
Climbing: Approximately 1600 feet
Road or Mountain Bike
Start: Dogtown Road in Angels Camp. Go about 6 miles to San Domingo Road. Follow San Domingo Road to Sheep Ranch Road, about 4 miles. Turn Right onto Sheep Ranch and you’ll climb into Murphys. You may return to Angels Camp via Murphys Grade Road by taking a right or take a left and return to Angels Camp via Highway 4 (this is the safer alternative).
Highlights: Rural route so very low traffic, Stevenot Winery, Mercer Caverns, Historic downtown Murphys, beautiful scenery and photo ops.

Copper Valley Trail Company
403 Town Square Rd. Copperopolis 95228
Thousands of acres of gorgeous horseback riding!Lakeside and creekside trails, bass pond fishing, overnight horse camping. Trailhead store with souvenirs, gold-panning, gem mining and pony rides. Specializing in family adventures!

Horse and Barrel
2000 Nickerson Lane Murphys 95247
Saddle up with Horse and Barrel for a rural adventure in California’s premiere gold and wine country. Relax in beautiful vineyard landscapes on horseback while enjoying Calaveras’ award winning wines.