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“Crystal Cave, Sequoia National Park” 5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Cave
CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
(559) 784-1500
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.
Ridgecrest, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Crystal Cave, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Reservations needed, hike down from parking lot, but the cave really is very white inside, lovely formations, trail good but stooping necessary in some places. See Sequoia National Park for hours and season.

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SF Bay Area
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely limestone caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

You'll be amazed to see the relatively pristine beauty of this cave system, especially when compared to the commercial caves further north in Gold Country. And it's a great way to escape the heat in summer! Giant trees, a cave with calcite formations, remote high peaks and lakes to explore? All in Sequoia National Park!

Visited August 2012
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Kernville, CA
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A favorite cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The name says it all; Many of the formations are crystalline, less opaque than many other caves. The passages wind and bring new surprises, a wide variety of formations and colors. Well maintained and staffed, a most pleasant experience.

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Lemoore, California
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was nice and cool in the cave. You may need to bring a light jacket. The trail to the cave was somewhat long, but I did not mind. The beauty of the cave was well worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Duesseldorf, Germany
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“Wonderful, accessible cave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The cave is small, but very accessible for all, though there are some spots where larger persons may have problems squeezing through.

It is best to visit in smaller groups, as I can see visits with larger groups not being worth it. We went on the last visit on a Sunday, and there were only six persons, including the guide.

It is definitely worth a visit if you go to Sequoia.

Visited November 2012
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