Devils Punch Bowl Trail

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Devils Punch Bowl Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Otter Rock, 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
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Near Otter Rock explore this geological formation caused when two caves collapsed. Surfers and surf watchers energize this area. During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf churns, foams, and swirls as it mixes a violent brew. The punch bowl was probably created by the collapse of the roof over two sea caves, then shaped by wave action. The park is a popular whale watching site and displays an intriguing geology. This is a scenic picnic spot atop the undulating rocky shoreline. Don't forget to explore the tidepools. Devil's Punch Bowl offers beach access and opportunities for picnicking, hiking, exploring the shoreline, and viewing scenery

nature trips
10 days ago

This can be a short and quick trail, or you can extend it out all along Otter Rock, the devil's punch bowl, and the surrounding beaches. just beautiful. views a plenty, wildflowers, cliffs, mild rock climbing around the beaches. this was wonderful.

1 month ago

Beautiful scenery!

walking
1 month ago

Easy access to the bowl. Lots of people and the weather was sunny with a slight breeze.

1 month ago

The Bowl is very easy to see straight at the end of the parking. Look over and edge and poof it's amazing. At low tide take side trail down to beach and you can go into the bowl. Be safe with the tide for sure. A must stop and grab a picture

2 months ago

Hard to see the bowl (I thought you could climb out on the rock, but you can't) but beautiful area nonetheless!

hiking
3 months ago

Albeit not very "punchy" as it was low tide but and amazing place to visit!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely loved it

5 months ago

Loved the view!

hiking
7 months ago

I Loved loved loved Devil’s Punch Bowl. Beautiful views of the ocean, rock formations and a wide variety of wild flowers! (August 2016)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Trail is nothing special, but the beach is!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great views if you like to photograph as well.

hiking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Love this place one of the most stops on the coast!!!

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

it was a beautiful walk and cannot wait go back this year

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Not really a hike looking from the top but would like to go back when it's low tide.

walking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

The tide was low enough to actually go in it.

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Viewpoint with a short trail. Punchbowl is an interesting formation

nature trips
Monday, July 25, 2016

Not what I would call a "hike" but definitely a sight to see!

Monday, May 30, 2016

we actually saw whales! the punch bowl wasn't spurting water high enough when we went but looked cool.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Great picnic spot!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun place to visit often for lunch great view catch the surfers and feed the squirrels

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I visited this sea cave during a trip to Oregon. My brother who lives there stopped off as we were travelling up the coast. The location is fenced off for safety and natural preservation. I feel that had I been able to venture down to the water the experience could have been more magical, but I also understand that my life would have been in danger. Picnic tables offer a chance to gaze at the sunset. The sea-side gets very windy and surfers below take advantage of that. Oregon has such a bitchin' coast line; it truely can't be beat.

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

very cool cliff to view and real nice place for a sunset view

hiking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

THE TRAIL I FOUND WAS WALKING THE BEACH ON EITHER SIDES OF THE PUNCH BOWL.
THERE ARE SIGNS THAT SAY DANGER TO NOT GO ON OTHER SIDE OF THE GATE ???
BUT THOSE THAT ARE YOUNGER AND ADVENTUROUS ,,, JUST DO IT IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE A BETTER VIEW. BE CAREFUL THOUGH ROCKS ARE SLIPPERY.
ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FENCE YOU CAN CRAWL UNDER. AND HIKE DOWN THE SIDE. BUT WHEN YOU NEAR THE BOTTOM BE VERY CAREFUL!!! Or you will be sliding the rest of the way down. ALSO SMALL CAVE DoWn at the bottom when its Low tide. :)

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