Raccoon Mountain Caverns

Wild Cave Expeditions

Home of the South's most popular Wild Cave Adventure Tours

 

Chattanooga, Tennessee  

 

 

Did you know that:

 

  • The reason that our cave remains at a near constant 60-degrees is that this is the average year round temperature of Chattanooga. Air entering the cave quickly becomes the temperature of the surrounding rocks. Because of this, caves can be used to study global warming and climate trends

 

 WILD CAVE TOURS


Start Time
Tour
Approx. Tour Length
9:00
Echo Room
3 hours
9:30
Gypsum Flower
4.5 hours
10:00
Canyon Crawl
2 hours
10:30
Fossil Crawl
2.5 hours
1:00
Waterfall Dome
3.5 hours
1:30
Canyon Crawl
2 hours
2:00
Fossil Crawl
2.5 hours
2:30
Echo Room
3 hours
3:00
Canyon Crawl
2 hours


PLEASE NOTE: Wild Cave Expedition times and availability are subject to change. Due to staffing and previously scheduled events, not all tours will be available at all times on any given day. Please utilize the online reservation request system or call to check on specific availability. Advance reservations are required as tours can fill up quickly.  


Wild Cave Expeditions are physically strenuous tours that require strength and stamina. Tours include climbing, crawling, walking, stooping, and sliding. These tours visit the undeveloped parts of the cave, which include many small spaces and a total lack of light. Therefore, they are not recommended for those with claustrophobia or achluophobia. These tours are also not recommended for those with back, neck, heart, or knee issues or those having had recent surgery or who are pregnant. Height and age restrictions apply. See the Expeditions page for more information.