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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 28 September 2018

A cave with some of the nicest formations you will encounter! The 1/2 mile hike down to the cave entrance (and back up) is on a nice trail that passes by a beautiful water fall on the creek that runs into and through the cave....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I’ve been in lots of caves and I would be the last person to discourage anyone from spending money to support a National Park. But even if you have never visited a cave before, there are several reasons why I’m telling you to just skip...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank delily
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melinda710
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank C C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fremont1998
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Diane G
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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 marklM4998WN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question- was out of the country. Hope you made it,
Gabriela P
22 July 2018|
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Response from Previa1994 | Reviewed this property |
The lighting inside the cave is not that great; so walking out by yourself may not be the best option; instead wait it out with the group. Or, just do not go on the cave tour, just go do the hike which is very nice with... More