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The Trail beats the Cave, bu do go.

Crystal Cave is an interesting attraction in Sequoia National Park; it is an example of - the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Crystal Cave Exploration

The guided tour was very informative and the cave itself is really pretty and interesting. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lodi, California
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Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and other geologic features and cave-adapted wildlife that add to its popularity with visitors and scientists from around the world. There is a wide variety of tour...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
+1 559-784-1500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crystal Cave is an interesting attraction in Sequoia National Park; it is an example of - the journey is better than the destination. The half mile hike to the cave entrance is worth by itself. I wish the National Park allows people to go on...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour was very informative and the cave itself is really pretty and interesting. Our tour guide was informative and funny. It's a 300+ foot walk (on paved path) down to cave and then, oh yes, gotta walk back up after. My husband and...More

Thank Melinda710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cave this past 8/2018 and it was a pretty short tour in my eyes. I've been to other caves/caverns in other locations and left there extremely impressed. What was more impressive to me was the hike down to the cave. The waterfalls...More

2  Thank C C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Sequoia National Park at the end of June. I had wanted to tour Boyden Cavern, but it has been closed since 2015 when a wildfire damaged the infrastructure necessary to provide cave tours. Instead, we booked a tour of Crystal Cave, which as...More

3  Thank RJ748
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Do it! So unique in a national park. Staff was friendly, informative, and helpful. We had Evan and it made all the difference with his humor. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get there. We drove from John Muir Lodge and it...More

Thank ZerLX
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visited crystal caves in June 2018 Really loved this place. There is plenty of parking and very friendly staff. Nice waterfall near the caves Better to buy tickets in advance

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

There's a lot of great reviews for people already here but I wanted add something more specific--I'm a big guy. 300 lbs, 5'11. Big. I was SCARED TO DEATH based on the other reviews that there would be places I wouldn't be able to get...More

3  Thank Chuckie_Fresh74
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The caves were beautiful, kind of a mini-Carlsbad Caverns if you have been there. So many amazing formations to see. Lovely (and very steep) walk down along waterfalls. Fun and informative guides tell you all about the caves, even a few minutes of "lights out"...More

2  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We took the first tour of the day in the 13 and over group. Like other reviews mentioned, wear bug spray as the mosquitoes were out. The hike down is quick and easy and we were able to take photos with the waterfall when we...More

Thank Carlee C
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Great cave and well organized to visit it. It just feels very exploited... about 80000 visitors see the cave each year... it hardly feels like a real one with the lights permanently set up and some man made features in it. Still cool to see...More

Thank Marie-LaurenceL
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2 September 2018|
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Response from AnnaRabea | Reviewed this property |
We haven't been to either of those, but my son says he liked Crystal Cave even better than Shasta Caverns. :-)
Diane G
24 July 2018|
Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question- was out of the country. Hope you made it,
Gabriela P
22 July 2018|
Response from AnnaRabea | Reviewed this property |
There is a section that's a bit tight to get through, but not enclosed all around (just like squeezing between two boulders). At one point, our guide turned out all the lights to tell a story in complete darkness, and while... More