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Address: CA-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
Phone Number: (559) 784-1500
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Crystal Cave is a marble cave with a wide variety of stalactites,...

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 options and experiences that appeal to adults, families, and the wild caver.

Crystal Cave is open early May-late November, weather and conditions permitting. Advance reservations are online.

Please review the physical fitness precautions before purchasing tickets. No pets.

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Enjoyable Cave Tour

First note that your ticket time is the time you gather at the upper level for orientation. The group (up to 50) is then set loose to hike down (.4 mike) to the cave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Over the years I have seen many cave attractions in North America and the Caribbean. This one doesn't necessarily stand out as anything unique. If you have seen caves before and don't want drive & hike just to see more of the same, you can skip it. If you have infants and toddlers who may give you trouble during the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First note that your ticket time is the time you gather at the upper level for orientation. The group (up to 50) is then set loose to hike down (.4 mike) to the cave entrance. The hike down is steep with uneven and broken pavement and poison oak growing along the hillside. I think the park department should spend some... More 

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Massachusetts
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you've been caving before, or even been to a commercial cave, this is interesting but not "all that." The history of the cave is interesting, and a few rooms have interesting formations, but not many and there aren't many formations. The tour was short, felt rushed, and probably the best offering was the last room where all lights were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this tour of the caves prior to our visit earlier this month (highly recommend to book the tour on-line prior to your visit). The guide was very knowledgeable and the caves were awesome! It was about an hour in all and we all thought it was one of the highlights at Sequoia National Park.

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San Diego, California USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of 6 (husband, 4 boys ages 8, 6, 3 and 10 months and I) went on the Family Tour. Just long enough to get a nice taste of the cave and keep the kids interested. Fun and different experience while visiting Sequoia National Park. The hike up and down is fun too for those who like a little... More 

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Williamsport, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very nice 40 minute cave tour. Only two issues. First, the cave is 6 miles down a narrow, windy road. Allow plenty of time to get there. Second, the entrance is half a mile down a steep, paved path. Nice walk down. Long haul up for anyone over 60 years of age.

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Westlake Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour with Alyssa! She was funny and cute! Some times thats hard to do when your a tour guide. The hike back up was Super fun! not. I'm an avid hiker and had to stop twice.

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to buy the tickets on time in the visitor center...it takes from there more or less 30 min. to arrive to the caves. No shuttle going to the caves. It's about 16 Dollar per person. Our guide was well informed...you are lucky if your group is small....no food, no baggage and no softdrinks...something worth to see...take your kids...nice... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the longest cave tour ever, but the marble in the cave made it seem pretty unique to me. The hike to the cave was pleasant, waterfalls along the way. We went in the middle of the day during summer, so it was nice to get out of the heat.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The adventure to Crystal Cave begins when you take the turn off the main road. Drive carefully because the road narrows down to 1 lane in most places. When you get to the parking lot check in at the bookstore ( at the top of the trail head). It is a half mile hike to the cave. Downhill. We took... More 

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