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Crystal Cave

Address: CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
Phone Number: (559) 784-1500
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.
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Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

When you become overwhelmed with all the trees, this is a beautiful diversion. Be prepared for a steep hike back.

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I have been to this cave at least 5 times now over the course of 30+ years. The 1/2 mile hike down and the 1/2 mile hike back up is beautiful. Of course, the hike up was so much tougher :) Make sure to bring water. We just visited this past week and the weather was exceptionally hot this week.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I’m sure like many caves the tourist trek through it doesn’t do it justice but we saw enough to keep us interested. The party was quite large so it did feel like we were moving through the system longer than the periods when we were actually able to stop and look around. There are longer exploration trips available for smaller... More 

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Davis, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We enjoyed the Cave. I had not been in one prior. It was easy to get tickets the day before at Lodgepole. The hike up the hill after the tour was steep but worth it.

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Orange County Ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is what i tell everyone who goes camping with me. If you have never been to crystal cave then go, just be prepared for the walk. Its real easy on the way to the cave since it all downhill. Which means its all uphill on the way back. If you take little kids plan on stopping a lot and... More 

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Corona, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had no idea this was around and couldn't resist the opportunity to take my kids in a cave. It was a great trip. The only issue is the trail up and down to the cave is pretty steep so that might limit those who aren't up for the climb to the parking lot after the cave. Worth the time

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Tustin, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

It was a great summer excursion. The temperature in the cave is nice and cool however, you wont feel it after the 1/2 mile hike to the cave. It's a good cardio workout going to and from the cave. I DO NOT RECOMMEND taking anyone with leg or hip problems because if you go as a group you have to... More 

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Ohio, USA
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131 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

When we visited Sequoia National Park, I had planned on spending most of our time hiking through the groves of huge trees. While studying the park map, I saw Crystal Cave, but really did not pay it too much attention; it seemed a bit out of place in this land of giant trees. Well, my wife also saw the cave... More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Crystal Cave is very interesting; having been in many caves over the years, I would say it is average to above in the formations, etc. We took the Daily Tour and it's definitely worth taking the time to see and the cost was reasonable. Follow the directions that the park workers in the visitor center give you for seeing the... More 

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Cypress, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Had no idea Sequoia had a cave like this. I was expecting just a hole in the ground, like Mammoth in Kentucky, but I was happily mistaken. The rock formations are amazing.

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