Crystal Cave – Sequoia National Park

An hour and a half within the Land of Giants, rests the Crystal Cave. Open only in May through November, it’s a must-stop adventure in Sequoia National Park. Crystal cove is a tour-guided spectacle, so don’t expect to venture off on your own. From the top of the trail-head down to the mouth is approximately 1/2 a mile, one way. The trail down is a steep decline, eventually spouting it’s traveller’s around the base of a waterfall. The conservationists have strict rules within the cave, so be sure to listen to what they have to say. It’s not only important for your safety, but the safety of the cave as well.

Things to consider:

  • Cave is a constant and cool 50°F, bring a jacket!
  • Tour is approximately 50-60 min., plan accordingly.
  • Walk ways in the cavern are moist and some drenched, wear hiking shoes.
  • Unfortunately, infants aren’t recommended on the tour, the group will be asked to leave if it gets noisy.
  • No pets.
  • No Flash photography.
  • No self-sticks/tri-pods.
  • No backpacks.
Speleothems of Crystal Cave
Marble Hall

Dripping Stalacites[


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