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Crystal Cave

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0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers

 

68% 

Runnable

Singletrack

12' 4 m

Ascent

-293' -89 m

Descent

4,869' 1,484 m

High

4,588' 1,398 m

Low

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

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A narrow trail that follows cascading waterfalls.

Meryl Pa

Overview

Visitors may only access this trail while on a ranger-led tour.
Features: Cave — River/Creek — Waterfall
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

This trail is only open to visitors on the ranger-led Crystal Cave Tour, and is not open to running.

Description

Only visitors of the Crystal Cave Tour are able to partake in this run, as it is a trail that leads to the cave entrance.

From the parking lot, follow the tour guide's directions before embarking on the trail. The trail is less than a mile one-way, and is a constant descent to the bottom (read: uphill return journey). Be mindful of poison oak and rattlesnakes on the trail. The tour guides don't give much time to sight-see on the way down to the cave entrance because of the tour schedule. However, you'll have plenty of time to rest and take pictures of the cascading waterfalls after the cave tour, on your way back up to the parking lot.

For more information on the tours and to purchase tickets, visit the park's < ahref="https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/crystal-cave.htm">website.

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