• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cave Creek Campground Closed

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

Cave Tour Precautions

There are many low ceilings and stairs without handrails on the cave tour.

Be careful not to touch the walls of the cave!

NPS

The cave tour lasts 90 minutes, is considered moderately strenuous, and is not recommended for people with heart, breathing, or walking problems. The half mile (1 km) route includes more than 500 stairs (most of which are steep and uneven) and a total climb of 230 feet (70 m). The lowest passageway you will have to duck under is about 45 inches (about 1 m) tall.

Visitors have the option to leave the cave 45 minutes into the tour.

The first room of the cave is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs. Canes or walking devices must have stem diameters greater than one inch. For more information, please visit Accessibility.

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Did You Know?

A grylloblattid crawling over ice.

The grylloblattid, one of the half-dozen endemics found at Oregon Caves, contains anti-freeze properties in its blood to prevent freezing! Photo credit courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki.