Explore the Oregon Caves

When sunshine heats things up in Southern Oregon, the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve makes for cool exploring. Inside the natural marble caves, formed by dripping rainwater over the ages and first discovered in 1874, you’ll enter another world. Visitors learn about the unique geology, animals and plant life of the area with guided tours…

: Oregon Caves National Monument by Christian Heeb

Cave Junction

The Southern Oregon hamlet of Cave Junction sprang to life during the gold rush, but it was the discovery of the Oregon Caves in 1874 that put it on the map.

Now a national monument, the underground wonderland of marble halls is just one reason to visit this spot at the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. Go wine tasting, float the Illinois River, visit the nearby Kerbyville Museum or take a hike in the national forest.

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Moon Tree Run

June 3, 2023
Cave Junction, Southern Oregon
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