Did you know, the majority of cave systems are carved from limestone making the Oregon Caves, created from real marble, an area of particular geological interest.
The Siskiyou Mountains, a coastal subrange of the Klamath Mountains, are home to Oregon Caves National Monument located in Southern Oregon. These awe-inspiring caves were initially formed from the acidic rainwater flowing through the forest, dissolving the rock underneath. The cave system, based on available evidence, is believed to be at least one-million years old.
As you explore the winding tunnels, you will find a whole host of geological treasures! The caves must be toured with a guide, who will tour you through a breathtaking wonderland. However, be prepared for narrow walls, steep stairways, and ceilings that will have you stooping lower than four feet.
Discovery Cave Tour
Take an inside look at what caving is all about with one of the three tours available. The first tour is the \”Discovery Cave Tour,\” where you can walk through a labyrinth of marble halls, view shimmering flowstones, and discover the breathtaking world that waits for you inside.
Candlelight Cave Tour
There is also a \”Candlelight Cave Tour\” where you can enjoy a historical tour by candlelight. Have you ever explored an underground cave by candlelight? It\’s definitely a bucket list item! Don\’t blow out your candle.
Off-Trail Caving Tour
Lastly, there is an \”Off-Trail Caving Tour\” where you can explore the deepest depths of the caves by crawling, climbing, and squeezing through small passages. This tour is an exceptional fit for the adventure seekers in your family!
Take a jacket!
Wear comfortable and capable shoes.
If you plan to visit in the summer months when lines tend to be lengthy, there are many hiking trails in the surrounding area for you to explore.
The Oregon Caves are approximately two hours from Seven Feathers and are an excellent quest for any of our adventurers. For more information on the Oregon Caves, click here