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blueBlack Crystal Cave

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 12' 4 m
Descent: -293' -89 m
High: 4,869' 1,484 m
Low: 4,588' 1,398 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Meryl Pa

A narrow trail that follows cascading waterfalls.

Meryl Pa

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly The Crystal Cave are great for families with children.

Visitors may only access this trail while on a ranger-led tour.

Description

Only visitors of the Crystal Cave Tour are able to partake in this hike, as it is a trail that leads to the cave entrance.

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.

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