• 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.

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?

Scorpion under ultraviolet-DYK

Scorpions fluoresce or glow under ultraviolet (UV) black light. They can glow electric green or blue. Scorpions fluoresce because they contain a fluorescent protein in the upper layer of their exoskeleton. This layer is like your fingernail, but even more protective and tough. The special protein inside is thought by scientists to serve as an ultraviolet sensitivity mechanism, perhaps allowing the scorpion to avoid burning itself by staying exposed too long to damaging light levels.