Big Tree Loop (Oregon Caves Natl. Monument)
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|Rating (Out of 5): 3.5 |
Location: Near Cave Junction, Ore.
Distance: 3.5 miles round-trip
Quick hit: The Oregon Caves National Monument is famous for what’s below the ground, but there’s also a few hikes for those who want to remain surface-dwellers. This nice loops traverses a pine forest and leads to the widestDouglas fir tree known to exist in Oregon — hence the loop’s name.The trail gains 1,100 feet, but isn’t really tough. It begins at the archway behind the Visitors Center and entrance to the caves. Although the trail combines a few different trails to complete the loop, they are well-marked and it’s not too difficult to follow.
Directions: Click here for a map to the Oregon Caves National Monument.
For more info: http://www.nps.gov/orca/planyourvisit/bigtree.htm