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Two visitors exploring Crystal Cave with a guided pathway.

Crystal Cave

Exploring Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave is a captivating adventure into a mesmerizing marble cavern, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the underground wonders of Sequoia National Park. Delve into the depths of this natural marvel as a guided tour takes you on a journey through stunning formations and intricate passageways.

Crystal Cave opening dates coming soon for the 2025 season.

Guided tours

Experience Crystal Cave with a guided tour from spring through fall by our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy. To secure your spot, purchase tickets online at least 36 hours in advance, with reservations recommended up to two months before your visit. Tickets are exclusively available online and are not sold at the cave entrance. Tours operate between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday (closed Monday–Wednesday).

Two people observing the stalactites and stalagmites inside Crystal Cave.

Tour essentials

Prepare for your underground expedition by bringing a jacket — the cave maintains a temperature of 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).

A walkway leading through a cave with rocky walls and ceiling, featuring a large spiderweb-like metal gate.

Accessibility services

Crystal Cave strives to accommodate all visitors, offering Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for individuals with hearing loss. ALDs amplify the guide’s voice through headphones or directly into hearing aids, providing enhanced auditory experiences for tour participants. Additionally, tablets offering interpretive information in American Sign Language (ASL) are available at no extra charge. Contact the SPC Field Institute at [email protected] to request an ASL interpreter in advance.

Two visitors exploring Crystal Cave with a guided pathway.

How to get here

Accessing Crystal Cave is an adventure. Vehicles over 22 feet and those towing trailers are prohibited on the narrow and winding Crystal Cave Road. Located near the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, visitors can reach Crystal Cave from either the Foothills Visitor Center or the Lodgepole Visitor Center, following designated routes through the breathtaking Giant Forest to the cave parking area.

Two visitors exploring Crystal Cave with a guided pathway.



Expect an easy to moderate hike.

Yes, we have year-round tour availability. Winter hikes include snowshoes.

The tour lasts two hours.

The price is $15 per person.

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