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Great trail. I want to go back in the winter or spring.

Trail is open.

Beautiful, but becoming dangerous. As someone who’s gone there for years, the scene has changed drastically. Rocks are constantly falling. I was nearly hit twice on my last trip there, very scary.

Challenging climb, but gorgeous views at regular intervals on the way up, including an absolutely beautiful view at the top. Do it! The trek up is aerobic, for sure, but the trail is well-marked and mostly covered in pine needles.

Unable to make it up to the end due to a slide in the east side of the trail...not able to safely go around. We were almost to the top! Very disappointed in not being able to reach the top.

Awesome and beautiful but super easy hike! Very popular spot but still worth an afternoon trip.

We did the Giant Spruce Tree first and glad we did because we were tired after taking the way up R Perpetua Trail. It is quite an incline, but since i’m usually hiking in altitude in Colorado it was nice to be able to at least catch your breath! The view is spectacular and worth the climb.

Beautiful! Nice, short and easy hike.

Beautiful views from the trail.

Easy hike to the lighthouse.

The South Slough is one of my favorite nature walk/hike adventure.
We had beautiful weather today so we headed out there around 2pm. We took the long trail and it took us about 2 hours at an easy pace with a few rests.
Very well maintained trails and bathrooms.
Maps are available at the interpretive center by the bathrooms.

fishing
1 month ago

One sister rocks ;)

Very magical place, expected Bilbo Baggins and gang to pop out behind the trees! Beach is lovely, not many people. Great hike!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hike in a rain forest? This is it, sans the creepy, crunchy biting critters that live in the Amazon! The trail is winding, slightly up hill but easy, well kept. The falls at the end of the hike offer a refreshing dip to cool off! Spring time is when falls are most powerful!

Sand is packed tight for those of us with slightly used backs! Ran into a Pelican one day , up close, didnt seem to mind my company! Great easy little hike!

Beautiful trail many small waterfalls.

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike, the views are there if you are looking for them. I went up the west side, down the east side. So many birds! Lots of trail maintenance has been done and there were no downed trees blocking the trail. Only down side was some road noise on the portion leading to the loop.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is gorgeous and 4.5 miles RT

I went from the trailhead to China Creek Loop and back (did not do the beach portion). Leisurely shaded hike in a beautiful forest. The China Creek Loop was my favorite part.

hiking
1 month ago

Started from the Cape Perpetua Visitor's Center. It is challenging in that it is a lot of elevation gain over a relatively short distance (got my heart rate up for sure), but I made it to the top by taking it slow. The shady forest and glimpses of ocean are beautiful along the way and the views from the top are worth it. There's a quick, easy walk to the rock shelter from the top parking lot, and a toilet ;).

The best - jaw dropping view.

Your app is amazing. Touring Oregon with an Aussie and husband who doesn’t like hiking. Just running and cycling. Easily found the trail head and used the gps.
Hike down the beach beautiful. Hiked back through the forest spectacular. A must do in the fall

Love this trail. The trail is easy on footing. But the hills can make it a bit more moderate of a trail to me.
It seems to be more than 2.2 miles long.
Best to start at the interpreter center, this way you are going down step hill first instead of waling up the step hill when you are tired.
Beautifying views

Love This trail. Not hard to do this trail. I had an ankle replacement and this trail was not up hard for me. ❤️

2 months ago

Love this trail. We have never made it but a little past the 1 mile marker. Very quite and peaceful. It is some up and down hill along this path.
Beautiful view.

Really great. We opted to do this trail over Kentucky Falls after reading reviews that the road to that trailhead was rough. We were there first week of September and saw maybe 6-10 people the entire loop, not bad. There are some crawfish living in the gentle streams below, hiding in the rocks. “Swimming” is possible also, but since it’s so cold, we just kept jumping in and getting out immediately. Many different small waterfalls leading to the main waterfall at the end, I would recommend parking at the further parking lot to really experience this area.

It's a pretty significant climb right away, but the big trees and lush greenery are worth it. The west side of the loop is steeper, but shorter. East side is much more gentle, but longer. We didn't know this, and chose to go up to the summit on the west side. Glad we did - it was nice to be rewarded with a more gentle way down. The downed trees aren't as big of a hassle as others make it seem - that's just part of hiking in the woods (and I enjoyed the extra challenge). We will do this one again, despite lack of stunning views.

trail was well maintained. very quite peaceful.. definitely will be doing this trail again..

This hike kicked my butt in the hot weather. Was worth it though! The drive is a little rough.

What a great trail just outside of Yachats. We used the day use parking at the top. Hiking down to the visitor center then back up. The views of the Oregon coast are amazing.

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