• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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    Cave Creek campground located at Mile Marker 16 is currently closed due to hazard trees.

The Big Tree Trail

View of the Big Tree on the Big Tree Trail.

View of the Big Tree on the Big Tree trail.

Big Tree Trail Map, 138 KB pdf file

Distance: 3.3 miles (5.3 km) loop, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to Big Tree
Duration: allow 2 to 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet (335 m) from archway
Trailhead: archway behind the Visitor Center

This is a great afternoon hike. This hike takes about half a day to complete because it is quite a steep climb. This trail takes hikers through beautiful scenery, mountain meadows, and past the widest girthed Douglas fir tree known to exist in Oregon.

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Did You Know?

Old growth trees at Oregon Caves National Monument

Fire suppression on the Monument for the past century changed the environment of Oregon Caves. It reduced the amount and altered the chemistry of the water entering the cave.