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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
+1 888-965-8243
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Really Fun!

If you have extra time, this was a fun excursion. The drive to the entrance was much longer than... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
SJSOLOM
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Miami, Florida
Great cave!

Went a couple years ago! Loved it! Just as good or maybe even a little better than Crystal... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Backpacker_0905
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites, delicate stalactites and splendid arrays of crystalline formations are a visual treat. Boyden Cavern is in the deepest canyon in the United States. Open May - October.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you have extra time, this was a fun excursion. The drive to the entrance was much longer than expected, but our kids enjoyed the tour and the guides were fun and informative. Interesting, but only after you have covered the park.

4  Thank SJSOLOM
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Went a couple years ago! Loved it! Just as good or maybe even a little better than Crystal Cave! Remember, leave no trace! Do NOT write or carve on rocks, do not litter and do not feed wildlife! Pick up pet feces & throw way...More

3  Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a nice cave, better than Crystal Cave. Beautiful site and great tour! Loved the area and drive there.

9  Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We just returned from Kings Canyon and were amazed with the destruction left by the Rough Fire from last summer and fall. We entered the 180 past Hume Lake the day that it opened and found Boyden Cavern as well as the souvenir shop closed...More

5  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This tour of boysenberry cavern is an in and out tour. It's a gem because if your want the crowds of crystal cave you can still enjoy the beauty in this one. The river they runs along its still amazing.

2  Thank Karina R
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Boyden Cavern lies beneath the massive 2,000 foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gates. It is a small cavern but with many varieties of natural speleothems, including rare "shield" formations. Although the hike to the cave entrance is especially steep and very strenuous,...More

5  Thank IheartZephyr
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I liked Boyden Cavern better than Crystal Cave. It was easier to get to, the formations were beautiful and the tour was interesting and to the point. We were even given the option to take an "adventure tour" on the way out, going through some...More

6  Thank Gergana K
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

My 4/o boy and 7 y/o daughter enjoyed their first cave experience. The price was $14 for adults and $8 for kids. Bring your own packed lunch or snacks as the store only sells drinks on a vending machine and microwaveable foods on a vending...More

4  Thank RNtraveler14
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Boyden Cavern is a great trip to take during a hot summer day. The cave is about 55 °F, even in the middle of summer. The tour takes about 45 minutes. The whole family can do the walk. There are handrails and it is lighted....More

4  Thank RobinRenne
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Boyden Cave was the very first cave I visited when I was in grade school. This is the cave that got me hooked. I returned after 35 years and still remember the features that enamored me back then. Since then, I have seen about a...More

1  Thank WK_FamilyVaca
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