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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites,... more » Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites, delicate stalactites and splendid arrays of crystalline formations are a visual treat. Boyden Cavern is in the deepest canyon in the United States. Open May - October. « less
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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We arrived in late September, not a sole in Park but Boyden Cavern was open. What a great time we had, the guide was informative, friendly and had all sorts of information we did not know about the parks. For example Kings Canon is the deepest river carved canyon in the country, at 8000' deep. Also the cave itself is... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It's a little bit of a short but steep hike up to the cavern entrance. My 2 year old was able to do it with my assistance. The kids loved hearing about the history of the cavern and seeing the formations. The temperature inside is just right. We were wearing jackets before entering the cave and had to take them... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Boyden Cavern is located on the floor of Kings Canyon about halfway between Grants Grove and Cedar Grove (right next to the Kings River). It is directly off the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway road so it is very easy to find. This cave is easier to visit than the Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park as it is right off... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

First off, that staff is very friendly and helpful. Our guide went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed the tour. We took some visitors from Europe and they really enjoyed the tour and the pet spider in the gift shop. I highley recommend visiting this natural wonder.

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Ojai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Is worth the walk up steep path to cave entrance. Fantastic formations inside are unbelievable and guide very knowledgeable. There are some narrow and low portions so you need some agility. We chose this over Crystal Cave since it's easy to get to, and requires less time.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We took our grandkids (age 6 and 8) during our trip to King's Canyon. They had toured the cave two years prior and were excited to visit again. Our tour guide was really enthusiastic and made sure the kids had a good experience. When exiting the cave, I took off my jacket and my camera tumbled down a huge ravine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This cave is not as heavily trafficked as Crystal Cave, which is nice. The tour is also a little shorter. The hike up to the cave entrance is a bit steep, but not nearly as long as the hike to Crystal Cave. The big attraction here is that on the way out of the cave, you can chose which path... More

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az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Steep hike up and scary. Not good for small children. Steep coming down. Not for someone with health concerns. Several places inside are narrow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We live near Mammoth Cave so this cave wasn't that special to us. If you have never been to a cave it is interesting and a great place to cool off. The walk to the cave entrance is very steep. The best part was our tourguide. She was very excited about her job and made the tour fun!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our family went to this tour to Boyden Cavern with Tesia Vang as our guide. She was awesome by explaining with great details everything about the history and geology of it. This is a place you must go when you visit Sequoia National Park.

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