Devils Punch Bowl Trail

EASY 31 reviews

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
118 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

hiking
21 days 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)

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5 months ago

Trail is nothing special, but the beach is!

7 months ago

Great views if you like to photograph as well.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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
Friday, November 11, 2016

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