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Tours through the Oregon Caves <\/a>are seasonal and offered from late March through the end of November. The Monument is located at an elevation of 4,000 feet on the wooded slopes of the Siskiyou Mountains, part of the coastal mountain range of Oregon and California. When you visit, expect comfortable summer temperatures, snowy winters, and rain during spring and fall. The surrounding region offer unique geology and botany, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness areas, and historic features. 
Prepare for the Cave Tour
The cave temperature is a constant 41 degrees F (5 degrees C), so warm clothing is recommended. Wear good walking shoes, as the trail surface is uneven and slippery. Per the NPS, no flash lights should be brought on the tours. Cameras are ok. No tripods are allowed in the cave. 


Children on Cave Tours
<\/strong>Children must be at least 42 inches tall and be able to climb a set of test stairs unassisted to go on the basic tour of the cave. Children may not be carried by any means through the cave, and child care services are not available at the monument. Ask about special tours for small children. Tours are 5-10 minutes long and are free for all members of the family. A parent or guardian must accompany the child at all times.<\/p>","post_name":"oregon-caves-national-monument","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.1041","lng":"-123.414","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/history-heritage\/oregon-caves-national-monument\/","terms":"an
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Route to the Oregon Caves: Proceed 0.8 miles up the Sturgis Fork Trail to the Boundary Trail #1207. Continue north on the Boundary Trail for 0.2 miles to the trail #1206 junction. From this junction in a small meadow, turn left and follow the trail grade that eventually begins an uphill climb through a series of switchbacks for approximately one mile. At the next trail junction on the ridge, go left and follow the ridge line up to Mount Elijah, which offers spectacular views of the Siskiyou Crest. From Mount Elijah, continue west on a continual descent for approximately two miles to the Oregon Caves National Monument (OCNM) Boundary. From this point, the trail is for hikers only. Within the OCNM, the trail winds down to a junction with the Big Tree Loop Trail. Continuing right at this junction takes hikers past a giant Douglas Fir tree and eventually comes out at Monument Headquarters. The return trip follows the same route except that hikers may take the other side of the Big Tree Loop Trail.

The trailhead has been designed to accommodate horse trailers with three parking spurs, a small corral (10' X 10') and high line areas. A day use parking area is located closer to the trailhead.
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