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    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cave Tours Closed for Season

    Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.

  • Road Work

    Crews are removing brush along highway 46 beginning in the lower parking lot and moving down the highway. Work is scheduled to last until April 20, 2014; expect delays.

Cliff Nature Trail

Marble outcroppings on the Cliff Nature trail.

Marble outcroppings on the Cliff Nature trail.

Cliff Nature Trail Map, 88 KB pdf file

Distance (from the cave exit): 0.7 mile (1.1 km)
Duration: allow 30 minutes to 1 hour
Elevation Gain: 75 feet (23 m) from cave exit
Trailhead: cave trail exit

Distance (from the cave entrance): 1.0 mile (1.6 km)
Duration: allow 45 minutes to 1 hour
Elevation Gain: 300 feet (90 m) from the Chateau
Trailhead: follow the pave path past the cave entrance

Description: This is the most popular trail at the Monument passing over marble rock outcrops, through Douglas fir / Grand fir forest, and offering spectacular panoramas. The trail climbs up over part of the mountain the cave is located in. You will be rewarded in the middle of the hike with a great vista point where most of the monument valley can be seen. There are also interpretive panels along the trail to provide information about the surroundings.

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Did You Know?

The rock wall and water fall taken in this 1930s photo are the same you see today when you visit the Oregon Caves chateau.

Most of the rock work seen around the historic district of Oregon Caves was made by Civilian Conservation Corps crews. More...