Big Painted Cave & Symbol Bridge in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is rich in Native American history as the area was significant to the Modoc People. One of the best ways to see this history in the park is to visit Big Painted Cave and Symbol Bridge which have cave paintings and pictographs that adorn a few of the walls. Here is […]

Indian Well Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument has so many different types of caves to explore that you can pick which ones you want to see based on the time of year and the unique possibility’s each cave offers. Indian Well Cave is one of the best to visit in the winter time, as it has a great […]

Ovis Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Ovis Cave is on the cave loop in Lava Beds National Monument, and it is an excellent beginner cave in the park. At a short 216 feet, this cave can be experienced quickly, and it has an entrance and exit, so you don’t have to go back through the cave to get out. The two […]

Mitchell Caverns Tour in Mojave National Preserve

The Mitchell Caverns in Providence State Park are one of the only show caves in Southern California. They finally reopened after being closed for over five years, and if you haven’t explored them, do it now. The caves are only accessible via a guided tour that happens two days a week and is hard to […]

Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves in Anza Borrego State Park

Located deep in the southern section of Anza Borrego State Park, the Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves are one of the most popular attractions. That being said, getting out to them requires 4 wheel drive and entering the caves is dangerous and should not be taken lightly. If you want to go, make sure you don’t […]

Dana Point Sea Caves: Hiking to Pirate’s Cave

While there are many sea caves up and down the California coast, the Dana Point Sea Caves are some of the easiest to access. This short hike takes you along the coast to a large cave with a great view of the water crashing on the rocks in front of you. It is a relatively […]

Gold Bug Mine and Stamp Mill in Placerville

On the way to South Lake Tahoe, in the town of Placerville, sits the Gold Bug Mine. This mine is a fantastic stop for the whole family as it has a self-guided, real gold mine tour you can go on, a historic stamp mill and a blacksmiths shop. If you 30 minutes to spare, I […]

Caving at Pluto’s Cave Near Mt Shasta

The Shasta region of California has no shortage of great lava tubes to explore. My favorite is probably the Subway Tube in Lassen National Park, but Pluto’s Cave is a fantastic cave that I stumbled on. A short walk is all that is needed to access the massive cave, and it is a great spot […]

Shasta Caverns: Exploring Shasta Lake’s Show Cave

The idea of exploring caves is something that has always interested me as I have toured around California. Be it the show caves of Northern California or just exploring a large hole in a rock like Cave of the Munits; this lead me to Shasta Caverns on Shasta Lake during my recent trip to Northern […]

Eagle Mine & High Point Gold Mine Tour in Julian

The town of Julian is a fun little hideaway that is visited often by people from San Diego and Temecula for the excellent pie. I have driven there on a few occasions just to get pie as well; it is that good. That being said, the town of Julian has a lot more to offer, […]