Know Before You Go
Follow Gold Camp Road all the way up until it becomes a dirt road, continue on until the tunnels appear. The Helen Hunt Tunnel may also be accessed from Old Stage Road (US Forest Service Road 368. Park at the collapsed Tunnel 6. A six-mile hike or mountain bike ride will take you to Helen Hunt Falls tunnel. You will pass through Tunnels 5 and 4 on the way. Foot traffic, mountain bikes, and motorcycles are allowed to use Gold Camp from Tunnel 6 to Tunnel 3. You can continue west on Gold Camp Road to Victor, a trip of about 25 miles. The road is rough but passable by sedan. Be careful: people are known to stop and turn their lights off in the tunnels in order to experience the paranormal. This road is also narrow and can only fit one car width in the tunnel at any given time. Cars will be driving from either direction. It's best to flash your lights before you drive through on either side. It is also common to hike up to the third tunnel at night to see how spooked you can get.