Children must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall, pass a steep stair test unassisted, and be able to listen and follow directions from a Ranger to participate in a cave tour. Children cannot be carried through the cave and childcare services are not available.
Safety is our first goal for visitors at Oregon Caves and because the moderately strenuous cave tour route has many stairs with large openings, high hand rails, and steep drop-offs, children must be able to navigate the cave safely without assistance. We want your child to be secure.
There are a variety of activities that children of all ages can participate in, including our Junior Ranger program, multiple hiking trails, and outdoor Ranger-led programs.
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Did You Know?
The mountains surrounding Oregon Caves are composed of ocean crust including rocks uplifted directly from the mantle. These mantle rocks make up one of the largest serpentine rock outcrops in the nation.