Under the Radar
Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, CA Travel Blog› entry 6 of 8 › view all entries
Under the Radar.
The Canyon floor.
Boyden Cavern is the second thing you see when you reach the bottom of the canyon. The Kings River is of course the first. For a small fee you can hike to the entrance and then take a guided tour through a very nice cave. I missed telling you about Crystal Cave over in Sequoia. That one takes a while to drive to, about 45 minutes if I recall correctly. Then there is a ½ mile hike, which is very steep downhill to the cave. That one also requires a fee for entry, but the front gates to it are special. Done to look like a spider web, very pretty.
Along the river for almost 10 miles is a very pretty ride. In early spring, after they first open the gates to this area, can be scary. Some years the snowmelt is so great that the river rises and takes out part of the road. As we drove through today, the river is quite low which can be expected for the first of September.
The old Horse corrals where you can rent a horse and saddle for an hour or longer are still there. I grew up there. Then over the bridge to the campgrounds where I spent each summer when I was a child. Past an area where we used to swim in the river. It has changed so much no one would dare go in there now. Over the bridge and back out towards the cave. We stop twice to see two small falls. The first is such a trickle it has no name. Grizzly Falls is about fifty or sixty feet tall and even this late in the year still looks nice.