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Crystal Cave

Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
+1 559-784-1500
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Great Attraction

We really enjoyed visiting the cave. The hill down and more importantly back up is very steep. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warwick, RI
Great cave experience

The tour was great. We saw a lot of formations and the guide explained a lot of things. At one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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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 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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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ca-180 E, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93265
+1 559-784-1500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting the cave. The hill down and more importantly back up is very steep. If you are not used to hills or are out of shape it will be a really big challenge for you. Just be aware and take your time....More

Thank WithanL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great. We saw a lot of formations and the guide explained a lot of things. At one point, all nights were turned off and we got to feel the cave life for a little while in the absolute darkness. Nothing less than...More

Thank planetrambler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say this is must see since it is unique in Sequoia national park, comparing the other landmarks here. The hike down is 15-20 minutes with a waterfall view and the overall time is short of 2 hours. The tour guide was great and...More

Thank FollowFoxTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour is well worth the twenty minute drive down a windy road! Our tour guide was Jamie. She was fun and informative!! The cave is amazing, you walk along a .5 mile loop. They turn the lights off in the cave in one...More

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We started our day at Sequoia with a tour of Crystal Cave. This ended up working out well, but there were a few things that I wish I had done differently when preparing for the trip. Below are some tips to help you plan a...More

8  Thank kasejason
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The family loved this! My husband who has been to some other caves even said this was his favorite by far. It is surreal, it's hard to believe you're in a real place, not a man-made attraction, like at Disneyland. It is lit in places...More

Thank vegewalk
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This was undoubtably the highlight of our visit to the park . The guide Evan was exceptional . In total the tour takes 2 hours 30 mins down and 30 mins back up small hike , really it is not hard please don't believe reviews...More

Thank stevegollings
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Although it is stated that this is a fifty minute tour, it is not. We had three o'clock tickets, Our safety talk at the top began after three. The hike to the entrance took another 15 minutes. We then had to wait for the last...More

1  Thank Eva P
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visitedCrystal Cave this morning. We had a10am tour. You'll want to book your tour in advance. Online is best, otherwise you can go to the visitor center 14 miles down the road to buy tickets. They don't open the gate until 9am, so there...More

2  Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Glad we did it. Took our 15 year old granddaughter and my nephew and his family. Make sure you put a lot off off for mosquitoes as they are real bad. I strongly recommend wearing long pants and shirt as you will see a...More

4  Thank Lou Ann L
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4 February 2017|
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Response from preciadogeli | Reviewed this property |
I've only attended in the summer and I am unsure of their yearly schedule. Check out this website and hopefully you will find your answer. Good day to you! explorecrystalcave
6 October 2016|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
We went Sept. 18, 2016.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Kellymse | Reviewed this property |
There is a shuttle, but I don't think it takes you all the way to the caves. From the turnoff, it's probably 3 miles. Check their website for more info.