ElevationAscent: 12' 4 m
Descent: -293' -89 m
High: 4,869' 1,484 m
Low: 4,588' 1,398 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A narrow trail that follows cascading waterfalls.”— Meryl Pa
Family Friendly The Crystal Cave are great for families with children.
From the parking lot, follow the tour guide's directions before embarking on the trail. The trail is less than a mile one-way, and is a constant descent to the bottom (read: uphill return journey). Be mindful of poison oak and rattlesnakes on the trail. The tour guides don't give much time to sight-see on the way down to the cave entrance because of the tour schedule. However, you'll have plenty of time to rest and take pictures of the cascading waterfalls after the cave tour, on your way back up to the parking lot.
For more information on the tours and to purchase tickets, visit the park's < ahref="https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/crystal-cave.htm">website.
Land Manager: NPS - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park