Devils Punch Bowl Trail

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Devils Punch Bowl Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Otter Rock, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

walking

beach

partially paved

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
3 days ago

great trail and great view

hiking
closed
16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful geological experience! Be very careful on the slippery moss and go during low tide. Very enjoyable!

hiking
1 month ago

Very cool to see really wouldn’t call it a hiking trail more like a sight seeing adventure

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike to interesting and beautiful feature.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful spot. Definitely check the tides and go around low tide.

hiking
2 months ago

There is a big hill to get down to the Punchbowl but the views are spectacular

hiking
2 months ago

It's not much of a trail, but if you are fortunate you can see whales. Binoculars would be nice to fully make them out, but you can still see them without. Just watch for the spouts followed by the shine of the bodies and then the tail.

hiking
3 months ago

Stroller approved. We first started with the big spruce tree trail and that was beautiful but not long enough so we took the loop to devils punch bowl. It’s paved so we took the stroller with us and worked out great. There is some up and down but nothing too bad. We saw all walks of life on the trail and anyone Cana do it in my opinion. No bugs and well traveled. We did see whales and berries. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

This is definitely a great small hike perfect when on a schedule but still want to see something cool while out and about. Moderate to easy with some great view points along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with awesome outcome.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely little pit stop!! Watch out for loose seals!!

hiking
3 months ago

nice short walk.

hiking
3 months ago

July 2019. Not really a hike as it’s more a paved parking lot butted right up against the sea cliff with a chain link fence barricading you from falling over the edge when you’re out Instagramming the shit out of this natural wonder. The “trail” is all paved too, hiking boots DEFINITELY not needed for this one, you can do it in high heels if you really want to. Free, very over crowded parking lot. There’s a cute ice cream store about 300 feet away too.

5 months ago

went summer 2017 and was great just go when ride is out :)

6 months ago

Not much of a "hike" but it is very beautiful here!

hiking
7 months ago

I agree with the “not a lot to see but enjoy it” comment

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy walk perfect for any age. Parts of the trail are blocked due to damage, but easy enough to go around. Pet friendly with beautiful views and picnic areas.

10 months ago

Not alot to see but I enjoy it

bird watching
11 months ago

This is an awesome spot on the Oregon coast. We saw harlequin ducks, oyster catchers, blue heron, harbor seals and a spouting whale! A must see when close to Newport.

walking
Sat Nov 10 2018

Beautiful place for watching whales, surfers, birds, and maybe the best sunsets on the Oregon Coast. I’d highly recommend visiting at low tide so you can go to the beach on the north side of the point and go into the Punchbowl. Fun tide pools and gorgeous views!

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

There’s really no trail here, but that doesn’t matter. It’s fabulously beautiful, and a cool place to watch surfers and SUPers from a high vantage point.

nature trips
Sat Oct 13 2018

We couldn’t find the trail, but I’m sure we could’ve if we hadn’t been distracted by the gobs and gobs of whales! Absolutely gorgeous site overall.

Tue Sep 11 2018

Didn’t find the trail. But amazing views and area!

Sat Aug 04 2018

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hiking
Sat Aug 04 2018

Nice easy hike. Beautiful beach

walking
Mon Jul 16 2018

Beautiful view! Easy to access and see the punch bowl! Had a hard time accessing the mile loop trailhead. Worth the stop!

nature trips
Fri Jul 06 2018

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.

Mon Jun 11 2018

Beautiful scenery!

walking
Mon May 28 2018

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

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