Underneath Santa Cruz, California Lies A Creepy Yet Amazing Series of Caves

When searching for amenities available around a college campus, you might not think of creepy subterranean caves. But that is exactly what you’ll find on the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz. Interchangeably called the Porter/Empire Caves, they are a trio located near the university’s Porter College off Empire Grade Road – ergo the name. If you enjoy eerie, dark, and tight spaces to explore, you’re in for a (weird) treat.

Thanks to YouTuber Devin’s Adventures, you can see the actual climb down into and through Porter Caves!

If you have an affection for exploring dark, tight passages several feet below the earth, the Porter/Empire Caves are sure to satisfy you!

Have you been to the Porter/Empire Caves? If so, we’d love to see your photos and hear about your experience there.

Santa Cruz isn’t the only place to go cave exploring. Here are seven other exciting subterranean spots dotted around Northern California.

Address: Porter College, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA