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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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6 Tips to Help You Make The Most of Your Tour

We started our day at Sequoia with a tour of Crystal Cave. This ended up working out well, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
The coolest thing in the park!

The family loved this! My husband who has been to some other caves even said this was his favorite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santee, California
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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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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 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

3  Thank kasejason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A ticket for the Crystal Cave must be purchased in advance or day-of at either Lodgepole or Foothills visitor centers. There is a 1/2 mile hike down to the entrance of the cave - that means 1/2 hike up at the end. The cave itself...More

2  Thank Jeremy044
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not the largest or most stunning cave we have visited, but beautiful with the stream running through and the various formations. Make your reservations early - some people who came to the caves were disappointed not to get in. And at least when we we...More

3  Thank Erickson18
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Well worth the price and effort to do this attraction while you are staying in Sequoia. The road to Crystal Cave can be treacherous, so drive it safe and slow. Be mindful of blind corners, and there are dozens. (Allow 50 minutes to one hour...More

5  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent guide and the caves caves are neat. They are small compared to others the adults had done elsewhere, but the kids really enjoyed the tour. Even for people very calsusterphobic the caves are not too bad-- one of the adults hates...More

Thank Andy S
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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.
15 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.