Wild Cave Tour - Longhorn Caverns State Park

Adventure tour of the Longhorn Caverns near Burnet, TX. You'll crawl, squeeze, and climb through the limestone caves carved out by millions of years of water erosion.

The hike through the caves is 1 1/2 hours long. You'll need to bring a headlamp, knee pads, elbow pads, long pants, and a helmet. OR you can rent the gear from the park.

Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations must be made in advance. There is a limit of 15 people on the tour, so reserve soon! (512)[masked]
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=3cd4313832cde99b5fa7436ef8c9ef5b&t=tix

Tours are at Longhorn Cavern State Park, it is a 3-4 hour drive south of the metroplex. The Wild Cave tour starts at 9:00 am on Saturday. There is no camping at this park, but you can come stay with the rest of the NTO crew at Inks Lake State Park located about 10 miles away from Longhorn Caverns.

NTO-er Craig says the tour is awesome. And Craig is awesome. Therefore his claim that the tour is awesome has complete credibility. But if you don't believe Craig, read some of the reviews on TripAdvisor (4.5 out of 5).

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g55559-d109368-r161103393-Longhorn_Caverns_State_Park-Burnet_Texas.html

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  • Kristie

    Great pictures everyone, thanks for getting these to us, now maybe my friends will believe me!

    February 9, 2014

  • David

    This was definitely worth doing, in my opinion.

    February 9, 2014

  • Brittany R.

    My sister and I weren't going to spend the money on this but we got paid today and spots were still open, so we're excited to join! Will we possibly carpool from Inks Lake?

    February 7, 2014

  • Craig

    I'm thinking we can carpool from Inks to Longhorn caverns. I'm renting a car but I don't know what size yet so don't know how many I can take. Also I'm planning on staying at the caverns after the tour to grab that parks geocaches and possibly eat lunch there. Any thoughts?

    February 2, 2014

    • Kristie

      It's supposed to be crummy next weekend like it was this weekend, but after prepaying $50., you bet I'm showing up rain, sleet or snow! I'm planning on heading down on Friday around 1, camp Friday night, carpool in the morning to cave, then I'm up for anything!

      1 · February 2, 2014

    • Rachel

      The good news is that most caves stay about the same temperature inside constantly throughout the year. It should be fine inside the cave. One of the Longhorn sites say it is at constant 68 degrees inside the cave. (It was advertising for the summer season.) http://www.longhornca...­

      February 3, 2014

  • David

    Right now, shows wintry mix. I don't want to drop $50 on this and then miss out due to weather. If the forecast improves...I'm in.

    February 3, 2014

  • Craig

    I have printed and will bring waver forms for all to fill out for the cave tour. Will also need shirt sizes on one of the forms as those who complete the tour receive free souvenir shirts.

    February 2, 2014

  • Raymond

    Girth Dimension recommended restrictions.....

    If you are a woman or man with a girth greater than 52" you may not fit in all areas of the wild cavern tour. Men should measure around there shoulders and women around their hips typically.

    They do have grease and a diet plan available for those that do get stuck! That is also the only option to spending the night(s) in the cave depending on how stuck you are..... :)

    2 · January 30, 2014

    • Craig

      Is this one of those "It is impossible to lick your elbow" type posts where people, after reading, just have to try only to fail and make them selves look like a fool? Well...I'm at 49". And still can't lick my elbow.

      January 30, 2014

    • Raymond

      Ok we just tried amd neither my son or i can lick our elbows :(

      January 30, 2014

  • Kevin Z.

    Just took a group of 15 Boy Scouts through this. Great time. Adults; get beefy knee pads. If you are really claustrophobic sit it out or do the walking tour. All had a great time enjoy!!!

    January 30, 2014

  • MaryBeth

    i would appreciate the equipment does anyone want to carpool

    January 29, 2014

    • Craig

      Carpool from where? Most of us are staying at Inks Lake Friday night.

      January 30, 2014

  • Kristie

    I just found two extra helmets and two extra pair of knee pads and maybe extra head lamps if this would help anyone on the fence...you will just need the elbow pads!

    January 29, 2014

    • Craig

      Academy has knee pads (can also be used as elbow pads) for just over a dollar on clearance!

      January 30, 2014

  • texrollinghard

    Forgot i had stuff to do. Next time!

    January 29, 2014

  • Craig

    Just called Longhorn Caverns. There are 8 slots open of 15 total for the tour as of 01/29. You must call the park or go online to reserve your pass in advance. The $45 cost is if you have your own caving gear. $70 if renting their gear. Bring a bike or climbing helmet, head lamp, elbow and knee pads and you have your own gear. Tour is rather strenuous and restricted to those age 11 and above and in good health.

    January 29, 2014

    • Sandra

      Thanks for the good info Craig!

      January 29, 2014

  • Neil

    I am worried about the cold nights. According to weather.com, its going to be 36 at night. I hope we can do this again when the weather gets warmer.

    January 28, 2014

    • Craig

      It might be 36 that night, but the cave is 68 degrees year round. But I don't think they would let us spend the night in the cave.

      January 28, 2014

  • Ellen

    We are camping this weekend.

    January 28, 2014

  • Della M.

    Better be a bad-ass cave tour for $100! Maybe Bruce Wayne's cave-lair is down there.
    That would make it totally worth it.

    January 28, 2014

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