On June 8th Sequoia National Forest Officials celebrated the Grand Reopening of Boyden Cavern on the Hume Lake Ranger District. Visitors enjoyed a 50-minute walking tour through the impressive display of underground rock and mineral formations with the cavern’s managers, Daniel and Maria Baker.
Boyden Cavern is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the tour, Maria recommends you wear hiking boots and a light jacket to keep you comfortable in the 55-degree, year-round temperature of the cave. Photographs are allowed, and guides are available to help you with questions about the area.
In order to access Boyden Cavern, visitors must pass through Kings Canyon National Park. The parking lot is located next to the wild and scenic south fork of the Kings River, and is a great spot to stretch your legs or enjoy a picnic lunch after your drive on Highway 180 along the edge of the dramatic Kings Canyon, the deepest river cut canyon in the United States
Where: 19 Miles East of Grant Grove Highway 180, Sequoia National Forest
Located deep in Kings Canyon, in the Sequoia National Forest, 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.
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