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Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and other geologic features and cave-adapted wildlife that add to its popularity with visitors and scientists from around the world. There is a wide variety of tour...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
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We visited crystal cave on our visit to sequoia national park. The cave, while relatively small was awesome to experience with our kids who are 9 and 7. There is a stream flowing through the cave which made for a very cool experience. The guide...More
We took our five kids ages ten to five into the cave and they loved it. The hike back out is a steep hike but you get an amazing water fall. The tour is just the right amount time for younger kids to stay engaged...More
Be prepared for a 15 minute downhill walk to the cave (and a subsequent uphill hike out). We thought that the young and old would have problems with the uphill walk back. This is not handicap accessible either. The guides should prep the cave visitors...More
We have some incredible caves in our home state in Texas, and we have been to several all over the world. While it is a nice stop and a great relief from the heat of summer, it is actually a very small cave with only...More
The Crystal Cave was very cool and much larger than I thought it would be. The temperature inside the cave reaches only 50 degrees so it can be a little chilly. However, a light jacket was just fine. Be sure to bring water with you...More
This is a nice change of pace and a chance to see an actively evolving marble cave. The cave shows its wear from the the number of visitors. There is a short steep hike down to the cave and then back up after the tour.
Short version - It is a great experience and definitely a "WOW" attraction if you have time and book tickets ahead - we really enjoyed seeing this cave and it was worth the price of the ticket (~$16 per person)!
Long version - The 2...More
We visited the cave on our first day in the park with our 20 yo and a 10 yo. We have been to several caves in Alabama and Tennessee. Crystal Cave was really no different than the others we have visited. I think I would...More
The walk down to the cave was very scenic and when we got down to the cave we were greeted by the guide, Keith. He was knowledgeable and funny. The caves were beautiful and eerie inside. Quite the sight to see!
We visited Crystal Cave about a week after it opened for the season (May 24 this year). Since the website was not working to be able to reserve online, we had to go to a Visitor Center (Lodgepole or Foothills) to be able to purchase...More
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The lighting inside the cave is not that great; so walking out by yourself may not be the best option; instead wait it out with the group. Or, just do not go on the cave tour, just go do the hike which is very nice with... More
The lighting inside the cave is not that great; so walking out by yourself may not be the best option; instead wait it out with the group. Or, just do not go on the cave tour, just go do the hike which is very nice with several waterfalls. But you will still need to buy the tour ticket to go on the hike.