Explore the most popular hiking 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.

on Amanda Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Surprisingly vertical at times (although my wife and I had been told that it was pretty much flat) but very enjoyable. Despite the occasional incline, I’d consider jogging this trail on a day that isn’t too busy.

hiking
12 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.

I enjoy this going down the hill. Up hill can be kinda rough with how steep it is. Check the weather before going as mud can make it harder. I feel this trail is more uneven from rocks and roots on the ground. I dont find it an issue but some may.

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!

this is a nice climb and short - combine it with the Amanda trail for a longer stretch and more elevation. I did that to condition for Yosemite.

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!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, moderately traveled trail with many switchbacks up the side of a hill. Spectacular views of the ocean and lots of wildflowers in the Spring. At the top is a parking lot with bathrooms and a shelter overlooking the ocean. Amanda Trail ends up at the same parking lot from the other direction.

3 months ago

Wonderful hike

Gorgeous look out. Not very muddy in the winter, pretty steep but not too long and a good workout. Beautiful old growth trees.

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.

Great trail with a view.

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! The Trail has Switch backs on the way up and maintained well. Wasn't crowded for a Sunday afternoon. We went on a clear day which allowed us to see down the coast and catch some whale watching at the top. The view makes the hike extremely worth it! Not too challenging as an experienced hiker.

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Check weather first.

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.

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