Things to Know When Planning a Wild Caving Trip
Advance reservations with payment are required at least 10 days in advance. All participants must sign a release form.
Caving Adventure Trips Feature:
- Hiking through “wild” portions of the cave
- Climbing ladders
- Climbing over rocks
- Crawling on your hands and knees (some belly crawling)
- Sloshing through the mud
What to Wear
While you gear up for these caving adventures, we recommend wearing comfortable, durable clothing that you’re not afraid to get a little dirty. Bring a flashlight, wear long pants, and dress in layers. A t-shirt and sweatshirt usually work best. All explorers are required to wear lace-up shoes or boots. We will supply your helmet and headlamp. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged but not required.
Cumberland Caverns is open year-round with the exception of the following holidays and special events:
- Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Thanksgiving Day
- Open after 1 PM (CST) on Easter
DO participate in these spelunking/caving adventures if you have a sense of adventure, a thrill-seeking nature, and a need for physical activity.
DO NOT participate in these spelunking/caving adventure tours if you have heart or respiratory condition, knee or back problems.