Off-Trail Caving Tours
An Introduction to Caving
Experience the wondrous, wild areas of Oregon Caves National Monument off trail! Trained guides will teach you caving techniques, cave etiquette, and bring you face-to-face with the marble structure of Oregon Caves. This three-hour experience through tight squeezes and crawls will challenge and exhilarate you!The Off-Trail 2014 season is June 22–August 31 with tours Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1pm.Fees
The cost is $30 per person. You must reserve a tour in advance and space is limited to 8 per tour. To begin the reservation process please e-mail the Off-Trail Coordinator with the following information:
1. Your name and phone number
You will then be contacted via e-mail to schedule your tour.
Help Protect Our Bats!
White-nose syndrome is devastating bat populations in eastern North America. To avoid spreading this fungus to Oregon Caves, do not bring clothes, boots, or equipment used in a cave or mine east of the Rocky Mountains in the US or Canada or a cave or mine in Europe. Even if the item has been washed, there is still a risk. Do not bring it.
This is an intense tour both physically and mentally. You will be climbing and descending over uneven surfaces that require upper body strength and good balance. This tour is not recommended for persons with a history of heart, respiratory, back, shoulder or knee problems, joint complaints, vision difficulties, if you are prone to panic attacks or claustrophobia, or if you are pregnant. All participants must be at least 5 feet tall.
Preview the Off-Trail Adventure