Crystal Cave

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47050 General's Highway, Sequoia National Park, USA
(559) 565-3759
Crystal Cave - The Capitol Building formation
Crystal Cave - The largest room
Crystal Cave - The largest room
Crystal Cave - The largest room
Crystal Cave - The largest room
Crystal Cave - The largest room
Crystal Cave - The largest room

Crystal Cave Sequoia National Park Reviews

Kathryn Kathryn
19 reviews
Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park Jun 23, 2008
On my camping trip to Sequoia National Park we made a point of seeing this cave as it is one of the largest in the park and the only one that can be toured at all ( only in the summer too! ). Several types of tours are offered but we did the $11 45 min tour. You have to buy tickets at the Foothills or Lodgepole Visitor Centers and not at the cave. These tickets must be purchased 1.5 hours in advance as it is a 45 min drive from the Lodgepole Visitor center down to the cave parking lot. There are no shuttles that go to the cave. The parking lot to the cave has a bathroom and a small shop. There is a 15 min steep downward sloping hike to the entrance. Bring a jacket as the cave is a constant 48 degrees F even in the hottest part of summer. The marble cave itself has no bathrooms and is not wheelchair accessible in any way. Full of stalactites and stalagmites along with other cave formations the majesty of the cave is fragile and no surfaces should be touched particularly by human skin.
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X_Drive X_Drive
836 reviews
Feb 15, 2007
Sequoia National Park protects more than 200 caves. This is one of the largest and can be toured, in summer only. Formed of limestone which has turned to marble it is well decorated with large icicicle-like stalagtites and stalagmites. The entry gates are wrought-iron and done in the form of a large spider web, and quite attractive.To get to the cave, which is located between Ash Mountain and Giant Forest, take the wind road to the parking lot. There is about a half mile hike on a paved pathway with some steps, steeply downhill to the cave entrance. The tours are 45 minutes in length. The cave is not wheelchair accessible, and no buses, trailers or vehicles over 22 feet long are permited on the road to Crystal Cave. Tickets for tours, the only way to see the cave, cannot be purchased at the cave. They must be purchased at the Foothills or Lodgepole Visitor Centers. Allow at least an hour and a half to get to the cave.
Inside Crystal Cave. (not my own p…
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