• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Road Work, Expect Delays

    ODOT will be preparing highway 46 for asphalt patching. Please use caution when traveling between the monument and Grayback Campground. Various work will be from continue until July 31, 2014.

  • Watch for Wildlife

    Please be on the lookout for fawns on the section of Caves Highway around Caves Campground! There is at least one very young one that is using the pavement as his transportation corridor.

Hiking Trails

Hikers explore the Old-Growth Forest

Hikers Explore the Old-Growth Forest

NPS

Explore Oregon Caves - Above Ground

We have four hiking trails with wonderful views of Oregon Caves National Monument and the Siskiyou Mountains that surround it. Most of the trails weave in and out of the boundary of the monument.

You can download maps of individual trails on the monument which are found on the pages about the trails, or you can download maps of larger views of Oregon Caves which include all of the trails found up here.

(Note: You will need Adobe Reader to view these files. If you need the latest version you can download it here.)

 
Port-Orford-Cedar Root Disease
Phytophthora lateralis.

Port-Orford-Cedar Root Disease
Phytophthora lateralis.

USDA Forest Service

While You Hike...

Remember:

  • no pets on the trails
  • no smoking on the trails due to fire danger
  • no camping allowed on the Monument

Be Sure That You:

  • Practice "Leave No Trace" ethics to minimize your impact on the resources.
  • Leave plants or animals found on the trails (flowers, mushrooms, berries, etc.).
  • Stay on the trail.

Helps Us Stop the Spread of Fungi!

A major threat to Port Orford cedar population is Phytophthora root rot, a disease spread by water or mud. Prevent the spread of the disease by cleaning the mud from your shoes and vehicles before traveling from one area of the forest to another.

Did You Know?

Waterfall and pool near the entrance to Oregon Caves.

The stream that comes out of the entrance of the cave is a tributary to a watershed that empties into the Pacific Ocean. There are no human-made obstructions that would prevent salmon migration, which makes this the only cave in the National Park Service with an unobstructed link to the ocean.