Cliff Nature Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Cliff Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Junction, Or, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.9 miles 367 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is the most popular hike in the Oregon Caves National Monument. It is a loop trail that starts at the 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.

hiking
1 month ago

It's was fun

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

This trail is located in Cave Junction, Or. A fair distance from Williams

2 months ago

Hiked for first time today the incline is a great workout to earn the view

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

great view at the top

5 months ago

Great beautiful and peaceful

5 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

It's a little scary driving back to the caves if you're not used to mountain roads, but it's beautiful if you look around. We took the tour in the caves which was very interesting. We then hiked around the outside of the mountain. It was a little rainy, but the view was still fantastic! The trail is very well maintained, and the lodge is a neat place to explore and get lunch. We also enjoyed getting our Junior Rangers badges. :)

hiking
2 years ago

We took this one mile loop to warm up our legs for the longer Big Tree hike we took afterwards. To get to the actual trail you have to start at the visitors center and hike about .3 miles to get there. The actual elevation gain in this loop trail is about 400 feet. So be prepared for a little workout. The interpretive signs were very informative and there is one point on the trail that has a great view of the terrain to the north. We came face to face with a deer that did not seem too worried about our presence.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

We took the kids on this experience 15 years ago and they still talk about. Fascinating, well organized And the guides are well informed. Worth the drive. We were lucky enough to get a room in the lodge due to a last minute no show as we were quite tired after the excursion.

hiking
4 years ago

it was great

hiking
5 years ago

This is definately a must for all family members. It is such a beautiful experience and unless you have a fear of small, tight, and enclosed spaces, this is truly an experience that can't be missed.

walking
5 years ago

I did the cave tour with my mom in the late 1990's. We were really impressed, plus we had a great guide who was obviously very bright and informative, with a nice sense of humor. He did the " 'mites' go up when the 'tights' go down" routine very well, which has always since helped us remember the difference! This splendid, old, limestone cave which took eons to form and is still evolving, offers a large variety of geological features, contrasting with the "instantly made" lava tube caves in Hawaii.

hiking
6 years ago

A great place to see an amazing tunnel of caves in southern Oregon. I went there several years ago, but it has held a lasting impression since. The cave maintains an average temperature around 42 to 45 degrees, year round, no matter the temperature above ground. Some spots along the underground trail are narrow and even requires some ducking for taller travelers. The caves are guided, as well as lots of information for the children to enjoy as well. I went in the summer, and enjoyed adding in a lunch at the restaurant and taking in the wooded scenery all around. I highly recommend it to all avid explorers.