Looking for a great trail in Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Oregon? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Cape Perpetua Scenic Area ranging from 0.6 to 1.9 miles and from 91 to 797 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Went there on a sunny November Sunday. Nice trail, but nothing very special about it. Nice hike in the woods, with LOTS of mushrooms on the way. Look for the Amanita Muscaria! Quite steep but I wouldn't say it's very hard. Many people on the trail. We reached the top around 1pm. The view is to the west and south, so the sun was in our eyes. Great view but it would probably be much nicer early in the day, or at sunset. You can also reach the top with a car, which makes it less special for me. I really recommend going DOWN to the beach from the visitors' center to see the tide pools!

Really pretty! Really short. Bunch of different views all within the same spot

Good! Short and steep with a great view

hiking
8 days ago

Wonderful and beautiful trail! I would not recommend trying this trail during a storm, though. Went up there during gale-force winds, and a fairly strong gust sucked me back into the ruins and smacked me around a bit. In just about any other weather condition it is a great easy trail with a wonderful view, and a cool structure to check out!

hiking
17 days ago

Trail in great shape for late October as the weather has been good. All the other reviews are pretty accurate so I will just point out this is a woods hike and not a scenic view hike. The trails main star this time of year were all the mushrooms. We must have seen over 20 types. Very cool! The mossy and ferny sections are pretty too. I agree with people suggesting to do this trail in reverse and start from Highway 101 area. Then you can do the uphill first and come back downhill. Our dog did get stung by yellow jackets down by the bottom of the trail which other recent reviews have stated. That was the bummer. Otherwise a lovely and semi-challenging hike. Very enjoyable!

Dog friendly. We took our dog down to the beach and it was just us so she was able to run in and out of the water!

This hike was awesome with amazing views of the ocean. I would actually rate this trail as hard instead of moderate due to the continuous changes in elevation.

hiking
2 months ago

fantastic primeval sitka spruce tree to hug at the end of a spritely little jaunt next to a creek

Beautiful views. Very interesting and informative! Very short, but be careful stepping on the lava rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Let me preface this with saying that I did not complete the entire hike because at mile 2.5ish there was a sign posted that said “please keep your dogs on leash past this point. Female bear and cubs have a den and are roaming nearby” and I was like NOPE and turned around. I am young female and I do most of my hiking solo + I didn’t even think about bringing bear spray to this hike because I for *some reason* thought there weren’t very many bears along the Oregon cost. Well, turns out I’m VERY wrong and they are very common in the Florence/Yachats area. That being said, I hiked round-trip about 5 miles. This hike is beautiful and it’s like a little enchanted forest as you go further into it...just so much green! Tree roots growing every which way, lush foliage, lots of unique mushrooms, slugs, and moss over everything. This is NOT the hike for you if you’re wanting ocean views the entire way through. There are incredible views at the trailhead but other than that, there is just one picturesque view at mile 1ish. However, keep in mind that there may be tons of views past the distance I went. Remember that I am talking 2.5 down and 2.5 back up. Difficulty...I am 25yrs old and very active (plus I go hiking nearly every weekend) but this kicked my ass when ascending back. If you have knee or hip issues of any sort, I would not recommend this hike. The downhill is steep and the uphill is steep (but we all know that going downhill is what causes the kind of soreness that makes you cry the next day). If you are a regular hiker, this won’t be a problem for you. I think that most able-bodied people could make it but the ascend would need to be a very slow process. I went up super fast as to get the hell away from said bear den (bears are one thing....mother bears with cubs is another). I wouldn’t recommend this for kids, as there are narrow parts of the trail and I could just see lots of tripping hazards. Wear hiking boots/shoes. Trekking poles and other advanced gear is not needed (but do bring that bear spray for peace of mind...)

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike with kids

If you’re looking for a coast hike with a view of the ocean throughout, this isn’t it, but still a good trail. Only ocean views for about the first half mile, then forest the rest of the way. If you go counter clockwise around the loop, the trail will be a more gradual incline but a little more sun exposure. Once you get higher in elevation it’s breezy and nice, but the first two-ish miles were pretty warm despite cool coastal temps. Lots of big trees!

hiking
2 months ago

Tough up hill but not horrible. I recommend starting at the opposite (bottom) and going up first. When you reach the end of trail go right at the crossroads to see the hut and view.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Especially if you take the time to hike into Yachats and stop for food and a beer at Yachats Brewery before heading back. Has a few views of the ocean along the trail. Bees no longer near the bridge from post below, however there are signs posted from near the south end of the bridge to the northern part of the trail warning of a mother bear with cubs having a den close by. No sight of them on this hike though.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

BEES! 8/19/2019 Just south of the statue, over the bridge there was a yellow jacket nest. My dog and I got stung. Move quickly through this area

Paved for most of the trail. Go at high tide and see Spouting Horn for sure!!

hiking
2 months ago

Just as advertised! Steep but amazing views! Lotsa roots and rocks, but nothing out of the ordinary for this area. Saw a whale!

hiking
2 months ago

Stroller kind of approved. We didn’t take the stroller but we opted to take the front pack instead. The hike isn’t long but it is beautiful. We took our dogs and Grama’s and they all did great. Great well traveled trail but we didn’t see many people on the trail the day we went so that was great. I’m sure on a summer weekend it would be busier. We followed this hike up with heading to the ocean and making it a 6 mile trek. Dogs and Grama’s did well and you can take a stroller on the lower part to the ocean as it’s all paved. Beautiful and would do again.

Such a wonderful way to spend time in nature.... God is Amazing in His Creation

If you are into trail running it’s smooth and soft. If you are there for the ocean, go to the ocean. But it really is a nice, forested trail.

Gorgeous. I was completely alone except for a couple walking their dog the first few minutes. A lot of uphill in the first couple miles but once you get to the top it's good running all the way back to the visitors center. Nice glimpses of the ocean at the end.

easy trail and connestion to others. go at high tide.

Elevation at beginning, then fairly level along ridge. Beautiful old growth, we went during peak summer , only saw 4 other people. Well maintained, many creeks with occasional muddy brief crossing .

hiking
3 months ago

The tree at the end is beautiful and worth the walk. The trail is well maintained and not difficult but some areas are steep. A small stream runs along much of it. A campground is nearby, so one doesn't have a great sense of solitude while hiking, but it is still enjoyable.

Allows access to a nice, small beach and great views. Be careful near the churn. I went on a misty morning and the rocks were dangerously slippery.

Good workout for the legs on the way up and the views cannot be beat. Recommend going in the morning when it's cooler out. Trail is well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this loop on 7/19/2019. We loved the big trees on this trail. It’s a great forest. There are a few spots that offer views of the ocean. The path is easy to follow with good signage and in very good condition. It’s an easy hike as far as terrain goes, with a soft bed and some roots. Although there is some elevation change, we hiked counter-clockwise which made the incline gradual. We only saw half a dozen people on the entire hike which starts/ends at the visitors center where there is parking, restrooms, water, information, etc. This is a great hike if you’re wanting to lay down 6+ miles. Good for trail running also.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

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