Going Underground Oregon Caves National Monument

Cave Junction, Oregon

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Visit the subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, bats, blind insects, and other strange sights at Oregon Caves National Monument. Take a guided tour through a 0.5-mile segment of the cave. Tours are offered on a daily basis from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at 1.5-hour intervals and include an informative lecture about the cave’s history, ecology, and geology. Visitors wander the cave’s narrow passageways on a lighted, mostly paved trail, discovering new underground wonders around each bend. The tour involves climbing or descending a total of 500 steps. Children must be at least 42 inches tall to go on the tour, which lasts about 75 minutes. You can purchase tour tickets at the gift shop.
Oregon Nature Weekends

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Oregon Nature Weekends

by Jim Yuskavitch (Falcon Guides)

Visit the subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites, bats, blind insects, and other strange sights at Oregon Caves National Monument. Take a guided tour through a 0.5-mile segment of the cave. Tours are offered on a daily basis from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at 1.5-hour intervals and include an informative lecture about the cave’s history, ecology, and geology.

Visitors wander the cave’s narrow passageways on a lighted, mostly paved trail, discovering new underground wonders around each bend. The tour involves climbing or descending a total of 500 steps. Children must be at least 42 inches tall to go on the tour, which lasts about 75 minutes. You can purchase tour tickets at the gift shop.

©  Jim Yuskavitch/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Cave Junction
Duration: 1 day
Season: Best late October
Driving Directions: Directions to Going Underground: Oregon Caves National Monument

Recent Trail Reviews

7/17/2006
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Confirm what times tours are offered. When we were there, tours started as early as 9, and were offered at least every half hour, sometimes every 15 minutes, up until 7 p.m., last tour by candlelight at 7 p.m. A good cavern, but you can only go with a guide, and our guide talked too much early on and rushed us through later parts of the cave (we even missed an allegedly great room). Humidity means that 43 degrees F doesn't really feel as cold as 43 degrees, but it is still cool.



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May 2018