Explore the most popular Hiking 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.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful hike with interesting history

Short, easy walk with breathtaking ocean views

hiking
24 days ago

Trail along 101 is nicer than expected, ocean views. From the statue, gains 1,000ft in 1.5 miles. Nice forest, quiet, clear trail. Turned around before making the summit due to trees swaying in high winds a bit too much for our comfort. Will do it again.

Amazing hike! Elevation gain, woods, ocean. I’ll do this one again

Very nice trail, love the forest hike section and the coastal views. Will definitely do this again.. I went clock wise and got the up section first

Wet trail no matter what the weather is like. The Giant Spruce is cool

The view at the top is worth the climb. Nice little workout

It's a pretty good climb to the rock shelter up top, but a great workout. When I did this I had one artificial hip and the second one was almost ready to be replaced. Shoes with good tread are important as some parts are really steep on a dirt . The lower trail is easy if you are mobility challenged.

hiking
1 month ago

It is a lovely trail. We took it into all the way into Yachats which is a good hike. According to my Garmin step counter, including the detour of the Yachats Ocean View Road, we did almost 7 miles - so know if you plan on hiking into Yachats for a meal afterwards, it's "a lot longer" than the 4.5 miles it seems to say. You walk along either 101 S. or the side trails along the road into town. We thoroughly enjoyed it for a New Year Day's hike.

Easy walk to some amazing views. The water hitting the walls was so powerful and beautiful.

Great quick trail. Nice burner on the way up and unforgettable views of the Pacific at the top. The rapid ascent makes this a strong moderate by AT standards, but the distance is short and terrain mostly easygoing. Really packs a lot into a quick hike.

Pretty views

hiking
2 months ago

Keep going, the beginning is not the prettiest part of the forest and telephone lines pass low overhead but once you get a ways in it is gorgeous deep forest and you pass a lovely stream. Some ups and downs which may be difficult for beginners.

I did this trail yesterday. It was full of fog and very mystical among the huge trees. I'm not a great hiker, but this wasn't too hard. There are plenty of places the trail flattens out to give you a break. The ocean views along the Oregon Coast Trail are beautiful. We only passed maybe 5 other parties the whole time. I'd do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging climb, but gorgeous views at regular intervals on the way up, including an absolutely beautiful view at the top. Do it! The trek up is aerobic, for sure, but the trail is well-marked and mostly covered in pine needles.

very easy. no clear viewpoints of the size of the spruce. room at the base for pics and a small bench to sit and relax if needed.

did this hike October 22, 2018. essentially a drive up destination. very short walk to the attraction. walking access from this trail to a variety of the other attractions along the coast.

We did the Giant Spruce Tree first and glad we did because we were tired after taking the way up R Perpetua Trail. It is quite an incline, but since i’m usually hiking in altitude in Colorado it was nice to be able to at least catch your breath! The view is spectacular and worth the climb.

hiking
4 months ago

The old growth forest section of this hike is otherworldly.

hiking
4 months ago

Started from the Cape Perpetua Visitor's Center. It is challenging in that it is a lot of elevation gain over a relatively short distance (got my heart rate up for sure), but I made it to the top by taking it slow. The shady forest and glimpses of ocean are beautiful along the way and the views from the top are worth it. There's a quick, easy walk to the rock shelter from the top parking lot, and a toilet ;).

The best - jaw dropping view.

hiking
5 months ago

Sometimes steep trail through the forest to the Giant Sitka Spruce. It can be muddy in spots. There is a little bench to sit and study the huge tree at the clearing. For those who would like to see the tree but can’t walk the trail, you can park at the end of the Cape Perpetua Campground near the restrooms and shelter, cross the little footbridge over the creek and walk the end of the trail. The short trail is on the maps. We saw a couple families with handicapped kids walking this part of the trail. Otherwise the kids wouldn’t have been able to get out into the woods and see the huge tree.

Absolutely loved this trail. It was uphill for the first 1.5-2.0 miles but then it slowly declined on the back end kinda like my former marriage lol. You will definitely get a workout.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail. Highly recommended for those who want to keep in the shade.

What a great trail just outside of Yachats. We used the day use parking at the top. Hiking down to the visitor center then back up. The views of the Oregon coast are amazing.

Delightful paved stroll down to the basalt shoreline where Thor’s Well thrills immediately before and after high tide. Use caution! The spout it also fun, as the surf churns up the channel and pounds the rocks concussively.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views!! Just need to be careful with sneaky waves and watch your steps.

Amazing views!!!

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