Boyden Cavern


Boyden Cave is located along the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and features impressive underground geological formations including The Drapery Room, The Pancake Room, and The Upside Down City!

Update: Boyden Cavern is closed due to damage sustained during the Rough Fire. A reopening date has not been determined yet.

Caves. There’s something satisfying, maybe even a little primal, about climbing into a portal leading into the Earth. Kings Canyon visitors can get in touch with their “inner caveman” at Boyden Cavern.

Located on the splendid Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, roughly midway between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove, Boyden is a giant underground cavern featuring a wide range of breathtaking geological formations. With its stalactites, stalagmites, a subterranean stream, and the famous Bat Grotto, Boyden Cavern will make you feel a world away.

Tours are offered during the summer months, ranging from the 45 minute daily Walk Tour, to half- and full-day Rappelling Tours and Canyoneering Tours!  The cave’s temperature is a constant 53°F, so sweaters or light jackets are recommended. Tickets for the Walk Tour can be purchased at Boyden Cavern in Kings Canyon. Rappelling Tours and Canyoneering Tours must be reserved in advance.

For current information, call (888) 965-8243, email or visit their website at

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