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

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

Good! Short and steep with a great view

hiking
17 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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

Checked this trail out while driving along the coast. Ok hike on a nice looking trail with a good variety of birds. Was cloudy at the top when I went so didn't get any kind of views. On one side of the trail are powerlines and on the other side is the coastal road. I believe you can drive to the top from what I saw on the map. Wouldn't go out of my way for this one, but nice if you're staying at the campgrounds.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! You’re able to climb out on the rocks and get up and close to the churn...makes for some great videos! The rocks are (of course) a bit slippery so be careful once you’re out there as there’s nothing to grab onto if you fall. The hike down to the churn is mostly downhill from what I remember with a paved trail and guardrails. Gorgeous views...definitely a must see! It wasn’t too crowded when I went out there, maybe 3-4 people.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Well marked. We started at the very scenic Cape Perpetua Lookout. Hike 0.2 miles for a beautiful overview of Cape Perpetua. From there, we followed Amanda's Trail. We just wanted some exercise so we weren't expecting other scenic viewpoints but was one other small one, otherwise it was a nice walk in the woods. Trail is moderate due to trail goes up & down. We went just 1.3 miles out and back.

Suuuuper easy hike/walk with excellent views of Thor’s well

Suuuuper easy trail walk but amazing views once you get to the lookout/view point.

The crashing waves were just amazing. Could have watched them for hours.

Beautiful views. Wouldn’t call it hiking, this is more like a nice walk.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

One of my favourite stops along the Oregon coast; go at HIGH TIDE for the best show including Devil's Churn which is close and well worth the $5 day use fee.

great sights and cool natural phenomenons.

Short, easy hike with coastal views.

walking
7 months ago

Short trail, if you do not go to rocks itself you can also do it with a stroller. For older kids it is nice to walk on the rocks. Around high tide make be very careful as waves can be really strong and high at this time. Nice views, also good for whale watching. You can combine the loop with a small beach or extend the hike in South direction (out&back).

Kids friendly, short trail with beautiful views, also good for whale watching.

Great moderately hard trail. Worth it due to amazing views. My track is from Visitors Center to Rock Shelter and back.

Breathtaking views! Great picnic spot

Breathtaking views! Great picnic spot

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