Cave Junction Journals

Oregon Caves National Monument

A travel journal to Cave Junction by Judy

Quote: Discovered in 1874 by Elijah Davidson, these caves consist of 480 acres of marble pillars and passageways. The forests surrounding the caves consist of old-growth timber.Many trails wind thru the forest and up to the mountain top.

Oregon Caves National Monument

Overview

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Recent 'Big Foot' sightings in the forests surrounding the caves have renewed public interest in this area. After touring the spectacular caves, take a hike to the top of the mountain for a view of the valley below and the beautiful Siskiyou National Forest.

Quick Tips:

Bring a jacket as the caves are quite chilly (a constant 41 degrees). When hiking the forest trails, keep a watch out for the very large footprints of the area's most famous legend.

Best Way To Get Around:

Located near Cave Junction, OR. the caves are reached by travelling on Highway 46. A car is a must here as public transportation does not available.
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Simple, rustic rooms. Clean and comfortable. Very quiet except for the sound of Big Foot in the forest (just kidding) outside your door. This is a charming place and well worth a stay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2000

Oregon Caves Lodge
Oregon Caves National Monument
Cave Junction, Oregon

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The club sandwich here is awesome. Top it off with some delicious ice cream served at the 1930's style soda fountain. Lots of other choices including great burgers and fries.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2000

Oregon Caves Lodge Dining Room
20000 Caves Highway
Cave Junction, Oregon

Big Tree Loop

Attraction

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This trail winds thru Douglas fir and Port Orford cedar to 'The Big Tree' which is about a thousand years old. The trail then connects with the Mt. Elijah Trail for a trek of 1 1/2 miles to the summit. If you don't want to climb to the summit, just continue another two miles on the Loop which will cross a meadow of wildflowers and continue back to the lodge.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2000

Big Tree Loop
Oregon Caves National Monument
Cave Junction, Oregon

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Lovely scenery surrounds the area. Several hiking trails begin at the campground and take you thru the forests and eventually up the the grounds of the caves.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 26, 2000

Cave's Creek and Grayback Campgrounds
Oregon Caves National Monument
Cave Junction, Oregon

About the Writer

Judy

Judy
Grants Pass, Oregon

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