Captain Cook Trail

EASY 30 reviews
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Captain Cook Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yachats, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

Short and easy paved trail. Park at the Cape Perpetua visitor center and start the hike at the trailhead there. You have the option to do Cooks Chasm, Devil's Churn (not fully paved), or both.

From the Cooks Chasm trail you can walk down along tide pools, check out the Sprouting Horn, and/or see Thor's Well.

8 months ago

Easy and crowded but one you don't want to miss at low tide

9 months ago

Definitely an experience you don't want to miss! This is an easy trail for all skill levels. For the best view of Thor's Well, arrive as the tide is receding but not at low tide. At high tide the well is not visible and at low tide it looks like a hole with splashing waters. Don't forget to catch the horn at around high tide. Timing is everything on this trail.

walking
11 months ago

Nice easy stroll. Go when the tide is on its way out for the best view of Thor's Well (low tide it's just a hole and high tide it is buried!), high tide for the horn and really anytime for Devil's Churn! Absolutely gorgeous views, allow yourself at least half the day to explore the beaches, and more time if you plan to do some of the hikes.

nature trips
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Its cool for a quick sight seeing trip the hike is easy but you get to see the devils churn, Thor's Well, blow hole, and some tide pools along the way

Monday, September 19, 2016

Very easy hike- beautiful once you get down onto the rocks. Spouting horn, Thor's Well and the Tide pools were all so cool!

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Hiked from the visitor vender trailhead. Trail was paved the entire way unless you want to go to Thor's Well and the tide pools. Lots of berries and flowers along the trail.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Going during high tide is a must! Thor's Well is just amazing! It is very rocky and getting a real close view is hard. I was being whipped around by the brisk ocean breezes and it was so misty. Bring a good strong tripod if you want to get a solid shot of Thor's Well. You can get a map of Cape Perpetua at the welcome center. Good idea to get one since no one I asked seemed to know where Thor's Well was on the other viewpoints. Didn't get to see the Horn spout :(

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Make sure to go at high tide.

hiking
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great area for seeing the local aquatic wildlife, we found sea urchins, starfish, small fish, hermit crabs, other crabs, seals, and much more! As well there are great scenic views of crashing waves, the Spouting Horn, Thor's Well and easy connection to the Devil's Churn. Also, check the tides for the best times to look at all the waves on the coast.

walking
Friday, June 12, 2015

Very short, but plenty to see. Tack this onto the end of one of the longer hikes available in the Perpetua area for a more diverse sight seeing experience.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun trail, short and for the most paved paved. The trail leads down to the ocean where you can see some amazing ocean features like the Sprouting Horn, and Thor's Well

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