Crystal Cave (Sequoia National Park)

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Crystal Cave
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Calcite formations in Crystal Cave
Location Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, United States
Coordinates 36°35′22″N 118°49′32″W / 36.589454°N 118.825636°W / 36.589454; -118.825636Coordinates: 36°35′22″N 118°49′32″W / 36.589454°N 118.825636°W / 36.589454; -118.825636
Length 2.42 miles (3.89 km)[1]
Discovery April 28, 1918 by Alex Medley and Cassius Webster [1]
Geology Marble
Access Fee

Crystal Cave is a marble karst cave within Sequoia National Park, in the western Sierra Nevada of California. It is one of at least 240 known caves in Sequoia National Park. Crystal Cave is in the Giant Forest area, between the Ash Mountain entrance of the park and the Giant Forest museum.

The cave is a constant 48 °F (9 °C). It is accessible by Park Service guided tours only.[2] Tickets are not sold on-site, but must be bought at the Foothills or Lodgepole Visitor Center.


  1. ^ a b Despain, Joel (1995). Crystal Cave: A Guidebook to the Underground World of Sequoia National Park. Sequoia Natural History Association. ISBN 1-878441-06-X. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Cave". Sequoia Natural History Association. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 

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