Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oregon Caves National Monument

Date:
August 15, 2012

Nearest City:
Cave Junction, OR

Getting There:
From the 5 Freeway- take exit 58 to merge onto NE 6th st/ OR-99/ Redwood Hwy. Continue to follow Redwood Hwy for 3 miles. Turn right at US-199 to Cave Junction, 28 miles. Make a left onto OR-46, there's a gas station on the corner. Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the parking lot.

From Crescent City, California- take a left at US-101. Drive for 4 miles and take exit 794 to merge onto US-199 toward Grants Pass/ I-5, follow for 49 miles then turn right at OR-46. Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the parking lot.

Winter Weather Driving- During October through April be aware of snow hazards when driving to the caves. Chains or traction tires may be required.

Hours and Seasons:
Spring- March 23 to May 24 Open 10am-4pm
Summer- May 25 to September 2 Open 9am-6pm
Fall- September 3 to October 7 Open 9am-5pm
Winter- Cave tours are not offered in the winter. However, Oregon Caves national Monument is always open to visitors.

Entrance/ Parking Fees:
There is no fee to enter the Monument but there is a cave tour fee. The Annual Pass does not apply for cave tours. The Interagency Access and Senior Passes get the cardholder half off a general cave tour. 

General Cave Tours-
$8.50 Adults, ages 17 and over
$6.00 Juniors, ages 16 and under

Group Rates (12 or more people)
$6.00 Adults
$4.00 Juniors

Candle Light Tours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
$8.50 per person, ages 12 and over only

Trails:
(More information on hiking trails, includes maps and trail directions)

Cliff Nature Trail- 1 mile
No Name Trail- 1.3 miles
Old Growth Trail- 0.5 mile
Big Tree Trail- 3.3 miles
Bigelow Lakes/ mount Elijah Loop- 9.2 miles
Cave Creek Trail- 1.5 miles

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