Boyden Cavern

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Boyden Cavern was discovered by a survey crew in the 1800s.

Boyden Cavern is located in Kings Canyon, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and lies beneath the massive 2,000 foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gates. The cavern features stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, pendants and shields, and even a cave bear (formation). Visitors are delighted to find that the magnificent Giant Sequoias are complimented by the natural beauty of the underground cavern.  This popular 50-minute tour is suitable for all age groups, from kids to senior citizens.  

Although Boyden is located in the Sequoia National Forest, visitors must pass through Kings Canyon National Park to access the cave. The Park entrance is located near Grant Grove on Hwy 180 and Lodgepole on Hwy 198.

 

At a Glance

Operational Hours:

See Boyden Cavern Webiste for details.

 

Reservations: Reservations are highly recommended for cave tours (available on theirwebsite). For more information, call 888-965-8243 or at their website: https://boydencavern.com/‚Äč
Usage: Light-Medium
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Accessibility:

The short but steep hike to the cave also features breathtaking views of Kings Canyon, the deepest river-cut canyon in the United States. 


Directions:

Although Boyden is located in the Sequoia National Forest, visitors must pass through Kings Canyon National Park to access the cave. The Park entrance is located near Grant Grove on Hwy 180 and Lodgepole on Hwy 198.


General Notes:

Located deep in Kings Canyon, the cave is a timeless environment of stalagmites, stalactites and beautiful flowstone, pendant, and shield formations. The enduring structures, formed over 100,000 years, conjure images of icicles, wedding cakes, snow-laden trees, crystal waterfalls, an upside-down city, a stack of pancakes, the cave bear, and more. The short but steep hike to the cave also features breathtaking views of Kings Canyon, the deepest river-cut canyon in the United States. 


Parking:

Free Parking!


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  Latitude : 
36.81525854

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