- 148 Ratings
Underground Cave Tour in Tennessee
Crawl, squeeze, and climb as you experience the natural beauty of the underground in this immersive cave exploration experience. Worley's Cave and its impressive formations and wildlife are perfect for cave explorers of all skill and experience levels.
What You Will Do
- Head into an ancient cave, where will you crawl and hike your way through with your guide, discovering the impressive nature within
- Experience chilly temperatures, muddy waters and rocky boulders that will keep you on your toes during the entire adventure
- Enjoy learning about caves as your professional guide takes you through the tour and explains the history of this impressive underground space
- See a variety of interesting and unique flow stone formations, brimstone dams and narrow rocks
- Cave tour with guide
- All equipment including helmet, headlamp, gloves, knee pads, day pack, water and snack
The cave can be chilly, damp and muddy, so wearing layers and hiking boots is recommended.
- 148 Ratings
This is the second time I've been caving with Appalachian Underground ... five years ago in the previous Carter cave and now in this new one. It was a blast! It was challenging, but in a good way. I enjoyed the tight passages where you have to belly-crawl. The water in the latter part of the hike is knee to waist deep and cold. Plan to get muddy and have some fun.
We had an amazing first caving experience! John, our guide was very knowledgeable and so much fun! Can't wait to return!
Our Girl Scout group had a blast! This was the first "real" caving experience many of them have had, and they were talking about it the rest of their week at camp. It's a get-down-get-dirty day, but well worth the trip. Thanks so much! Can't wait to see you next year!
It was amazing. Even for our 5 years old son.
Awesome, unique experience! Our guides were fantastic and the cave was incredible. Thanks for making it a great day for our family of six!
Super Fun! This half-day outing one and a quarter hours north of Asheville, NC will entertain and educate. Mel and John are great guides who permitted our group of 10 to set it’s own pace throughout the experience. Helmet with headlamp, kneepads, gloves and a fanny pack for your provided water and snack are organized at their outpost. Showers on site - you will get dirty! Go Underground- it’s beautiful!
A true adventure! There is so much to see and learn, truly beautiful formations of many variations. The temperature was comfortable with just a t-shirt and long sleeve water repellent shirt on top. Our guides were engaging and knowledgeable. Thankfully they supplied water, snacks, gloves, knee pads. The only thing I wish I would have brought in addition would be elbow pads. You spend enough time crawling through tunnels using your arms to pull yourself along that they would have been helpful in preventing sore elbows. This is an adventure for those who don't mind getting dirty, really dirty. I highly recommend this trip!
Had a great time caving with this company! Went with a group of ten, Mel and Jon were great guides and offered a lot of history to the caves. Would definitely use them again and highly recommend them!
Wonderful experience! Very beautiful caverns and such great service. The tour guides definitely love their job!
Had an awesome time. Our guide was amazing and very patient. I'm a rather plump woman and did not feel rushed whatsoever when having to take my time in some places. A must do if you are in the area and want to get away from mainstream activities
Loved this guys Mel and Jon, Would do this again. Super fun!
My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. Mel and Jon were very knowledgeable and experienced. I've done caving and rock climbing before, but this was my wife's first experience into this world. This experience was enjoyable enough that my wife and I have already talked about joining a local rock climbing gym.
Jon was absolutely amazing for a tour guide. We can't wait to go back with him! He went above and beyond and took us to some really cool parts of the cave.
The professionalism and attentention given to my wife and myself was amazing. Jon was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the cave and surrounding area. We had a blast and learned in the process. We felt safe the entire time while doing things that was somewhat out of our comfort zone. This adventure is not something that many people get to experience in this manner. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our trip. Thank you!
My husband is experienced in caving where I had never been in anything other than a touristy cavern that you could walk out of as clean as you entered. We both had a wonderful time and enjoyed ourself throughout the entire trip. We were both challenged and were worn out when we finished but it was well worth the once in a life time experience. I would encourage anyone interested to book with this company as Jon and Jubil were so knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. The only thing I would have done differently is to wear a long sleeve or 3/4 length shirt because my elbows got a bit banged up from crawling as my tshirt didn't offer any protection, but I was nice a warm by the end from all of he activity. All our clothes we easily cleaned by spraying them off with a hose first then washing like normal.
We were a family of 12, ages ranging from 72-14. This experience was priceless. We were excited, exhilarated, and exhausted but are still talking about it. Great new experience for everyone!
Please see my previous post! This place is top notch!
This caving adventure expands one's senses to a different world that lies below the ground. It's a unique, muddy, physical adventure that 2 adults, a nine year old and a 14 year old had lots of fun sharing together. It was a confidence builder for the kids - they loved it.
The guides were very helpful and explained everything in detail.