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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
+1 888-965-8243
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Boyden Cave

The cave itself is nothing special, price is about $45 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Staff is quite... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2015
Nino M
via mobile
Enjoyable Experience

The tour guide (and his "mini-me" helper) were very friendly and informative. The path up to the... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2015
Christy C
Tulare, California
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice cave” (3 reviews)
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74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The cave itself is nothing special, price is about $45 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Staff is quite friendly, but has no geological or speleological knowledge whatsoever. The tour is more like an "hate are some cool facts about this cavern" then a decent...More

3  Thank Nino M
Reviewed June 11, 2015

The tour guide (and his "mini-me" helper) were very friendly and informative. The path up to the cave entrance is fairly steep, but not too long. My preschool aged granddaughter was able to walk up it. The cavern itself is not huge, but it is...More

1  Thank Christy C
Reviewed May 30, 2015

By Dead I mean there is no more water running through it or small pools so its not forming anymore. So its a dry cave. But being a caver I enjoy all caves. There are several rooms with beautiful formations 50,000 yrs old. Its paved...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
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....More

2  Thank travellernot2rist
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...More

2  Thank James V
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...More

9  Thank Elissa S
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...More

4  Thank cindyleesd
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....More

3  Thank Stephen C
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...More

1  Thank Brendan C
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...More

2  Thank J M
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