Devil's Churn Loop

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Devil's Churn Loop is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Yachats, OR that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 275 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running






A very cool crack in the bedrock that funnels water into a narrow channel. You'll want to spend a half day exploring this State Park. The coastline is beautiful and you'll be captivated by the waves as they are funnel into channels and explode on the rocks.

1 month ago


1 month ago

My wife and I stopped at Devil's Churn on our way back to Eugene after spending a day in Yachats.

This is a rather short (less than 1 mile) loop from the parking lot, down to Devil's Churn and taking the loop to enjoy the view of the Southern shoreline.

The Devil's churn itself is worth the stop; the narrow cut channels the waves for the most entertaining "crashing" effect if the ocean is in the mood. My wife even saw a whale breaching nearby as I was navigating the somewhat slippery rocks bordering the sluice. Just be careful and aware: large waves can really drench you... or possible worst.

What an amazing place to enjoy and respect the forces of nature!

1 month ago

Just beautiful Oregon coast..