Old Growth Trail

Oregon Caves National Monument
Located 12.9 miles from Cave Junction, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
679 Steps 1  (0.3 mi)

The Old Growth Trail is a short and easy trail, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Old Growth Trail


The Old Growth Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,202 ft (1,281 m), a minimum elevation of 3,986 ft (1,215 m), and an elevation range of 216 ft (66 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
6790.3 mi3,986 ft4,202 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
7 min0.00 ft216 ft
[ B to A ]
11 min18.0216 ft0 ft

What is the length of the Old Growth Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) or 679 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Old Growth Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 7 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 11 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Old Growth 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Holland, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Kerby Peak, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Williams, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Takilma, OR
  5. Topo Map: Oregon Caves, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Grayback Mountain, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Polar Bear Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Deadman Point, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Figurehead Mountain, CA

Is there an Old Growth trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Old Growth Trail is located on the Oregon Caves topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.