There are two trailheads for the Cliff Nature Trail; one trailhead is located at the visitor center. The second trailhead is accessed via the parking lot behind the Chateau. Both trails ultimately connect after a short distance. The Cliff Nature Trail is the most popular trail within the park. A visit to the Chateau is a must; the rustic hotel was built during 1934 and has a restaurant, a 1930's style coffee shop and a gift shop.
The length of the Cliff Nature Trail in Oregon Caves National Monument is 0.5 miles and requires around 18 minutes to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 4,335 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.2 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 0.3 miles.
The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Cliff Nature Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
Oregon Caves Topo Map: Download the free Cliff Nature Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Oregon Caves National Monument topographic maps.
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