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“Amazing cave” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave
CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
(559) 784-1500
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Crystal Cave is a marble cave near the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park.
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing cave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I loved it when they turned out the lights! It's the darkest I have ever seen. There is a lot of walking and climbing stairs but it's worth it.

Visited June 2012
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abower83
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“worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

i don't like hiking, especially with a 30 pound toddler on my back, but this was pretty cool. lots of caves within the cave and the tourguide was knowledgeable about the history and geology of the cave. I appreciate learning on my adventures and this met the mark. Beware that it is a hike DOWN and UP to do the tour, no assistive devices are allowed. the down part not too hard, but the up part was tough for those not in season with hiking!

Visited October 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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“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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“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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“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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