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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One of the most amazing places ever. The hike is relatively easy and give so much bang for your buck. Starting with Devil’s Churn to Cools Chasm, Thor’s Well, and the Spouting Horn. It’s true what they say about Oregon, it’s magic!

Just a great little trial with great views. Stop by. Eat lunch. Go for a walk. * Parking fee. * GPS works. * Vault toilets.

Great, easy, beautiful trail. The coastline here is magnificent. Loved seeing Devils Churn, Thor’s Well, Cooks Chasm, and the Spouting Horn all in one short hike. I’ve recently moved to the area and this will be my go to trail for visitors.

Absolutely loved this hike! Over all very moderate. Though you’re walking up an incline the entire way, it’s a steady and moderate incline that doesn’t leave you gasping for breath. Though there is some mud (January in OR) , it’s a moderate amount that doesn’t track back with you. The four mile loop makes you feel accomplished and just moderately tired by the end! As I said, very moderate and pleasant hike with a really, really lovely view. I was looking for a good winter hike with my dog, we drove 80 mins and we weren’t disappointed! Definitely wanting to do this again in warmer weather!

hiking
25 days ago

Right off HWY 101. Great trail to stretch the legs.

Really great hike! Lots of inclines of short distance to get the blood pumping. We went south from the viewing center first, which mitigates some of the major uphills. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trail, well groomed with beautiful old growth Hemlock and Spruce! Only downfall were areas of uneven terrain due to so many roots. We went clockwise and weren’t able to make the full loop, due to running out of daylight. Will be back!

Absolutely stunning views.

hiking
fee
1 month ago

this is a great trail in the woods. There are not a ton of ocean views but the forest is beautiful. Lots of roots so careful you don't trip

scenic driving
rocky
1 month ago

Rocks are slippery, watch for the high tides and be careful when going out to photograph Thor's Well. Otherwise, very pretty and it was astounding, watching the waves crash into the tide pools below.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Must visit trail. Photographers will love this place. Tide pools, thors well are amazing. The waves are rough and the sound of the waves when it hits the rocks Wow Be careful when walking in this trail. Many places will be skiddy!!!!!

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rocky
1 month ago

Short trail all the way to the bottom. Black rocks and the waves are just stunning Must visit

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very cool hike. I wouldn’t bring kids due to the unpredictable surf, but it is beautiful and good for all skill levels.

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
2 months 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
2 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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.

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