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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
888-965-8243
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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to the Boyden caverns in Kings Canyon and had Nathan as our guide. The Cavern's history was so cool and interesting and the stalactites and stalagmites were amazing. Nathan was super knowledgeable and funny! He also helped us plan for other adventures they offer and gave us great info of the canyon. I strongly recommend this stop!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I consider ourselves pretty outdoorsy. We've done a good amount of hikes here and there, so when we saw the Boyden Cavern Adventures we immediately knew that's what we wanted to do during our one-year anniversary trip to Kings Canyon National Park. From the get-go, the staff was very helpful and quick to respond. We decided to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The cave was interesting, but could reasonably be walked through in 10-15 minutes. The formations inside were interesting to see though. The tour itself was expensive and frankly a bit uninteresting. The tour guide also made some scientifically incorrect statements that were unforgivable. It all just seemed to drag on longer than it should have. Note: there is a very... More

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Torrance, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Unlike the more reserved 'Crystal Cave' tour, this tour was a bit looser and more relaxed. An alternative 'Adventure Trail' lets you exit the same route Mr. Boyden used in an unfortunate 'lights out' incident. When they turn all the lights off, it's amazingly tranquil and safe feeling. When the guide noted that a cave was the safest place to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I highly recommend the tour, We were very surprised to see several families turn down this tour due to the price. 2 adults and 1 child cost us $37 - but it was well worth paying. The tour takes you back 750 feet into the Cavern. It's quite interesting. I didnt feel claustrophobic at all - the cave ceilings are... More

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I did the Kings Gold Canyoneering trip this week, and it was an absolutely amazing experience. Rapelling down granite cliffs alongside waterfalls, sliding down granite chutes into pools of cool water, working our way down a beatiful and challenging canyon. Steve and his guides grew up in these mountains, and we always felt safe and under control,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took the last tour of the day and the staff was still very friendly and courteous. Had a great visit in the cave and the guide even took an extra few minutes to find a bat to show my nephew. We'll worth the steep but short hike up to the cave.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Boyden Cavern. However, we had a 14 year old trainee give our tour and felt like he was not prepared and left out lots of information. Others coming from a previous tour with a different guide raved about the guide they had. Also had the last tour of the day and the shop was... More

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Cross Plains, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did the "full gold" canyoneering trip and it took all day. we did 5 rapels and lots of swimming and rock scrambling. There were 3 guides on our trip and they all were friendly, patient and helpful. This all day trip is worth your time and effort if you are staying in Kings Canyon and Sequioa National Park. We... More

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San Diego
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were actually doing the canyoneering tour with Boyden and decided to swing in to see the cave after we got done. Tours only go on the hour so we ended up waiting for a while - luckily they have some nice shaded tables by the river to wait on. The tour is just ok - some interesting information. I... More

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