Devils Punch Bowl Trail

EASY 25 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.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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
1 day ago

hiking
12 days ago

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hiking
22 days ago

28 days ago

2 months ago

Trail is nothing special, but the beach is!

3 months ago

Great views if you like to photograph as well.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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!

walking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

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

Monday, May 09, 2016

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