Founded in July 1909, Oregon Caves National Monument is known for its marble caves and Pleistocene jaguar and grizzly bear fossils found in its deep caves. Nestled deep inside the Siskiyou Mountains, the caves formed as rainwater from the ancient forest above dissolved the surrounding marble and created one of the world's few marble caves. The highly complex geology found on the Monument contributes to the unusual and rare plants and animals found nowhere else but here. Experience the extensively decorated and adventurous "Marble Halls of Oregon." There are four primary buildings: The Oregon Caves Chateau, The Ranger Residence, The Chalet, and the old Dormitory.

5 months ago

After going through the caves we went on this trail back to the visitor center rather than the direct path. It was a very easy and pretty hike. I would recommend doing this after the caves.

5 months ago

This was a very easy trail. I went on it after going through the caves and still wasn’t tired after. It had some nice views. The hardest part was going up the hill near the end, but it wasn’t that bad.

8 months ago

I put the full five stars for now even though I didn't make it. I'm betting it's going to be when I finally do get to check it out. The road is still blocked and not by just a little debris​, nonetheless some people have managed to make a road over it but I wouldn't dare it even if I still I had my Subaru. A little way back right before nature's road block is a shaded forest road that leads to a little campsite on the river which is really beautiful.

9 months ago

The rode was closed due to a slide of dirt, rocks and trees across the rode. We had about 7 miles to go. We will come back another time and try it again.

10 months ago

39 degrees, still some fallen trees on trail but loved the drive and the hike

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

cabin was a little creepy...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beautiful and peaceful. No one was on the trail. We were walking along through the forest and it began to snow huge wet snowflakes. As you looked across the way to the fir trees, it was a beautiful sight with the snow coming down.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

It's was fun

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

Saturday, September 03, 2016

great view at the top

on Cliff Nature Trail

Monday, June 20, 2016

Great beautiful and peaceful

Friday, May 06, 2016

Beautiful hike! Uphill on the way out for sure! Great workout. Beautiful scenery. I would definitely do it again.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

First mile is road from the parking lot, then good moderate hiking up. Varying views of the valley that improve visibility with altitude.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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. :)

Saturday, July 05, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this hike up to the Big Tree. We hiked the loop in a clockwise direction thinking that the uphill trek wouldn't be as steep. Turns out it didn't matter but going clockwise gets you to Big Tree before the summit. The trail is all uphill to the summit and all downhill the second half of the hike. over 1000 foot elevation gain but not too steep. A real good workout. Big Tree is impressive. It looked dead at the top but we figured that was from lightning strikes as the foliage is quite green. This trail is also the way to get to Mount Elijah but that would have added an additional 5 miles round trip. That's for another day. We saw no one else on the trail on a very busy day for the park. Tons of people taking the cave tour. Hardly anyone above ground on these beautiful trails.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

We hiked to Bigelow Lake and Mt. Elijah a couple weekends ago. Very pretty hike. Looking forward to going back with our grandkids!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A nice day for a hike on 3-1-2014. We started this trail to the right , found the connector trail and hiked up to Mt. Eljah. A storm was coming in so we skipped the Bigelow Lake side and returned the way we came. On the way back, we finished The Big Tree Loop. We encountered rain drizzle the last mile and then it began to pour the last 500 feet back to the car.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Spectacular views!

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