Devil's Churn Loop

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Devil's Churn Loop is a 2 mile loop trail located near Yachats, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

muddy

A very cool crack in the bedrock that funnels water into a narrow channel. You'll want to spend a half day exploring this State Park. The coastline is beautiful and you'll be captivated by the waves as they are funnel into channels and explode on the rocks.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice short trail lots of stairs we left from the visitors center and there was a tunnel under the highway almost all blackout very beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

Easy hike worth the trip for the view.

1 month ago

I do this trail when I want an easy walk with a pretty view.

hiking
5 months ago

Short(er) hike. Loved seeing people of all ages doing it! Slippery, obviously, so wear good shoes. Great views.

hiking
5 months ago

9 months ago

Spectacular sunset

10 months ago

Fantastic we loved it

hiking
10 months ago

When you walk down the stairs, you have to walk near the «churn» not to see, but to hear the sounds of water in the churn.

walking
11 months ago

Not a bad walk, but not terribly impressive. The parking lot for Devil's Chasm was too full for us to park there (very small!) but you can park at the Cape Perpetua visitor center and hike over. The trail from the visitor center isn't fully paved and does include a brief bit along Highway 101, but there was more parking and the option to include the Captain Cook trail as well.

There are stairs down from the trail to get you closer to the chasm but there isn't a lot to see.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

So beautiful.

Friday, March 17, 2017

It was amazing! The trail was easy on the knees and the eyes. You can see Devil's Churn from the viewing area or from the lower levels of the trail. I highly recommend taking a stroll down the trail. It's worth it!

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cool trail in St. Perpetua.

Monday, September 19, 2016

beautiful!

walking
Monday, September 19, 2016

My wife and I stopped at Devil's Churn on our way back to Eugene after spending a day in Yachats.

This is a rather short (less than 1 mile) loop from the parking lot, down to Devil's Churn and taking the loop to enjoy the view of the Southern shoreline.

The Devil's churn itself is worth the stop; the narrow cut channels the waves for the most entertaining "crashing" effect if the ocean is in the mood. My wife even saw a whale breaching nearby as I was navigating the somewhat slippery rocks bordering the sluice. Just be careful and aware: large waves can really drench you... or possible worst.

What an amazing place to enjoy and respect the forces of nature!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Just beautiful Oregon coast..

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