dogs on leash
This was an absolutely gorgeous hike! the trail was well marked with many signs along the way. the first half of the cooks ridge trail is quite a climb in elevation so be prepared to do some serious hiking! there is an amazing view at the halfway point and we sat down and ate lunch there. worth the climb!
Nice easy stroll. Go when the tide is on its way out for the best view of Thor's Well (low tide it's just a hole and high tide it is buried!), high tide for the horn and really anytime for Devil's Churn! Absolutely gorgeous views, allow yourself at least half the day to explore the beaches, and more time if you plan to do some of the hikes.
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!
John S. on Amanda Trail
A solid coastal trail hike with views of the coastline in a few places. Nice trail through the woods.