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“Crystal Cave, Sequoia National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Ridgecrest, California
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109 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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“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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3 Thank L1NK
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Kernville, CA
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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3 Thank bobsacerdo
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Lemoore, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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3 Thank Autumn C
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Duesseldorf, Germany
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“Wonderful, accessible cave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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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