Making time to enjoy a getaway to scenic Murphys, California is always something for travelers to get excited about. Here, the landscapes are spectacular and the options for creating a customized experience that meets your travel style are refreshingly inviting. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors or you’re looking to savor time for yourself soaking up the sights, Murphys has something wonderful waiting for you. Travelers who are looking forward to adding sightseeing to their itineraries will find the following tours in Murphys, CA are just the right way to enjoy the very best of it all.
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Take a One-of-a-Kind Cave Tour
If you’re the type of traveler who loves to pair history with new discoveries, a trip through Moaning Caverns Adventure Park is perfect for you! Located at 5350 Moaning Cave Road, this adventure park takes you back in time. Gold miners first explored the underground caverns here in the 1840s and today, the destination has been transformed into a place you can tour, adventure, and dig into the past. The cave was named by miners who noted the moaning sounds that echoed off the many chambers found within the maze of underground tunnels and recesses as they searched for gold. While the gold rush has long since passed, a trip through the caverns is still fascinating and equally exciting. One of the most popular tours here is the Spiral Tour which takes guests down to the largest single cave chamber in all of California. Participants traverse a ten-story spiral staircase to reach the bottom of the cavern which is adorned with 30-foot-thick ceilings. In total, the tour is about 45 minutes and provides a look into an underground world you won’t soon forget.
Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour of Main Street
Main Street Murphys, CA is a charming destination to explore and the best way to enjoy it is to discover the area at your very own pace. That’s exactly what you can do when you download the VoiceMap app on your smartphone and enjoy a self-guided tour of Main Street the next time you’re in town. This app is designed to bring local history to life with insightful facts, figures, and stories about the destinations you encounter along your customized route. The app works as an audio tour giving you a glimpse into another side of local destinations that you might have otherwise overlooked. The Main Street Murphys audio tour points out unique architectural details in the area as well as recommendations on boutique storefronts that could well be worth making time to stop in and enjoy!
Get into the Beauty of Nature
Just 16 minutes from Murphys by car, visitors who are looking to tour the natural surroundings will find they can enjoy a guided hike at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold. This stunning destination is home to a population of giant sequoia trees and a trail system that showcases the best of the terrain. While you can always explore the park independently, there are guided summer hikes offered daily that you can sign up for alongside park rangers. In the wintertime, there are guided hikes offered through the North Grove on Saturdays at 11:30 am. These are 2-hour excursions that often include snowshoes and opportunities to stop and learn more about the landscapes as you roam.
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