Devil's Churn Loop

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Devil's Churn Loop is a 2.2 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.

2.2 miles
360 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running






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.

5 days ago

Fantastic we loved it

6 days ago

8 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

2 months ago

So beautiful.

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5 months ago

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!

5 months ago

Cool trail in St. Perpetua.

7 months ago

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10 months ago

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!

11 months ago

Just beautiful Oregon coast..