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Address: 74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Phone Number: 888-965-8243
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Description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the...
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.
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nice cave

Boyden cave is privatly owned but it is a very nice tour, the hike from the parking lot is up hill, and the tour is about an hour long. But as small caves go it is our favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Ojai, United States
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Losangeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had visited the other cave in Sequoia Park, Crystal Cavern, and found it interesting. But Boyden was a disappointment. It is small and has few interesting features, and the paths through are difficult to navigate. Plus getting up to the entrance is a challenge. You are told it is a 10 minute uphill walk but not until you reach... More 

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Ojai, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Boyden cave is privatly owned but it is a very nice tour, the hike from the parking lot is up hill, and the tour is about an hour long. But as small caves go it is our favorite. iT IS well preserved, and very spectacalar and has many stalactite, and stalagmites to see. They are some of the best I... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To the people in the gift shop. I am vision impaired. My tough luck. I got home and finally understood why you kept staring oddly at me as I exclaimed over how lovely I thought the stone soap dish was. It was broken into about 4 pieces and had been glued together but I did not see it because as... More 

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 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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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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