Oregon Caves National Monument
The Oregon Caves National Monument is small in size at 480 acres, but rich in diversity.
Above ground, the monument encompasses a remnant old-growth coniferous forest. It harbors a fantastic
array of plants, and a Douglas-fir tree with the widest known girth in Oregon. Three hiking trails
access this forest. Below ground is an active marble cave created by natural forces over hundreds of
thousands of years in one of the world's most diverse geologic realms.
Oregon Caves National Monument is 20 miles southeast of Cave Junction and 50 miles south of Grants Pass.
The road to the park, Ore. 46, is a narrow, mountainous road with sharp curves.