Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Cape Perpetua Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 days ago

Best to go at lower tide! Maybe just the season, but there was no one there and we got an awesome show. Short hike, a little confusing but just head down at either point by the bridge (there are two parking lots along the hwy). Gotta get out over the rocks but be careful with the tide, some waves come in big.

Love this! Super easy and nice for all ages. Very pretty views!

Short and simple. Amazing view on sunny days.

I do this trail when I want an easy walk with a pretty view.

1 month ago

this is a fun, really pretty trail. Several switch backs, not a whole lot of people the two times I've been out there. warblers in the summer!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Started at the statue (got dropped off) and ended up at Cape Perpetua Campground, where we were camping. Lots of hills and passed through the Cape Perpetua lookout area before getting back to the campground. Loved this! My hiking partner said she once seen a herd of elk on this trail. Hiked this in September, mild somewhat wet day.

2 months ago

One of my favorites ever!!!

3 months ago

Wonderful hike

hiking
4 months ago

Short little hike, more of a short walk, views from the cape out into the ocean prior to heading into forest with tons of trees.

on Devil's Churn Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Short(er) hike. Loved seeing people of all ages doing it! Slippery, obviously, so wear good shoes. Great views.

hiking
4 months ago

I started at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. I found the forest around Gwynn Creek trail to be the best section.

hiking
4 months ago

quick trail from the top to the bottom. little bit of up and down at the start but overall gradual descent. Statue was cool! dropped me out by the welcome to yachats sign near the ocean cove bnb.

the views! worth the trip.

I start this loop from Hwy 101 at Neptune, which is a wonderful beach with sandstone cliffs and eroded basalt. . Terrific Sitka Spruce old growth forest flanks the hills along Gwynn creek. A brief switchback climbs to Cooks Ridge trail which eventually descends to Cape Perpetua Visitor center. Bald Eagles nest atop Cooks ridge, Kingfishers along Gwynn Creek. I have seen Chanterelles along this trail as early as mid July

hiking
7 months ago

We started at the top then worked down to the Amanda statue and back up, parking on the Cape Perpetua road.

I would say the way back from the statue is more Hard than Moderate. according to fit bit it was 50 flights in One mile. after that, mostly moderate.

Very light traffic and a nice secluded area though.

backpacking
8 months ago

Absolutely a beautiful scenic trail with jaw dropping views!

Spectacular sunset

Fantastic we loved it

hiking
9 months ago

When you walk down the stairs, you have to walk near the «churn» not to see, but to hear the sounds of water in the churn.

We went the other way. Coast trail to Gwynn Creek to Cook's Ridge and Discovery loop back the three visitor center. This is a much more gradual 3.5 mile hike up to the highest point. It's a great trail and we only encountered 6-8 other groups on our Monday afternoon hike.

Really rocky area of the Oregon coast, but lots to see and explore. Thor's Well was really cool. Will go again when the tide is higher. Great spot to stop and explore.

hiking
10 months ago

What a great view of Cape Perpetua! We saw two small whales off the cove spouting away. The kids really enjoyed it.

walking
10 months ago

Short and easy paved trail. Park at the Cape Perpetua visitor center and start the hike at the trailhead there. You have the option to do Cooks Chasm, Devil's Churn (not fully paved), or both.

From the Cooks Chasm trail you can walk down along tide pools, check out the Sprouting Horn, and/or see Thor's Well.

walking
10 months ago

Not a bad walk, but not terribly impressive. The parking lot for Devil's Chasm was too full for us to park there (very small!) but you can park at the Cape Perpetua visitor center and hike over. The trail from the visitor center isn't fully paved and does include a brief bit along Highway 101, but there was more parking and the option to include the Captain Cook trail as well.

There are stairs down from the trail to get you closer to the chasm but there isn't a lot to see.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike. Super short . Really pretty view . But if your looking for a longer hike just walk past the ruins and there is a connection to the Amanda Trail .

hiking
11 months ago

I take my 2 year old on this regularly. The elevation is slight up and down over the course and the payoff at the turn around is hooking up with three other trails, Cummins Ridge, cook or turn right at the bridge for the beach. Views of the ocean most of the trail and decent trail conditions.

hiking
11 months ago

My daughter & I did half of this. From Yachats to the Amanda statue in May 2017. So may wildflowers! And it was a well maintained trail with many vistas.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

So beautiful.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice trail that gets you away from so of the crowds

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