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“Great family activity”
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Did this with the hubby and two sons. No hikers in this family, but it was really awesome. If you are in reasonably good shape and like fun side diversions, this is perfect. We went to Sequoia National Park just so I could see this cave. You must get a reservation from the Park ranger station, but, for me, it really made the trip out to Sequoia complete!

3  Thank Wishballmom
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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.

3  Thank Tim P
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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!

3  Thank mahologirl
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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.

7  Thank Janet W
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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!

3  Thank L1NK
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