Crystal Cave

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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. Tickets are not sold on-site, but must be bought at the Foothills or Lodgepole Visitor Center.

Crystal is the parks’ only commercialized cave. It has 3 miles of passage, making it the second longest cave in the two parks. More than 2,000 feet of passage and three new entrances were found in the early 1990s. The cave is a complex, “anastomotic” maze and is heavily decorated with many varieties of speleothems including rarely formed “shields” and “raft cones”. The cave has suffered heavy vandalism through its commercialization. Crystal has at least four unique species of invertebrates including spiders and aquatic isopods living in the cave stream.

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  • Trail Measurement: 3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 36° 35′ 22.03″ N
  • Compass Longitude: 118° 49′ 32.29″ W
  • Numeric Latitude: 36.589454
  • Numeric Longitude: -118.825636
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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    36° 35′ 22.03″ N
  • Compass Longitude
    118° 49′ 32.29″ W
  • Numeric Latitude
    36.589454
  • Numeric Longitude
    -118.825636
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