Giant Spruce Trail

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Giant Spruce Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Yachats, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
265 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




A short trail to a very BIG spruce tree. This quick trail leads you to one of the biggest spruce trees in the state. You can even crawl into the root system for a fun photo.

1 month ago

very easy. no clear viewpoints of the size of the spruce. room at the base for pics and a small bench to sit and relax if needed.

2 months ago

Sometimes steep trail through the forest to the Giant Sitka Spruce. It can be muddy in spots. There is a little bench to sit and study the huge tree at the clearing. For those who would like to see the tree but can’t walk the trail, you can park at the end of the Cape Perpetua Campground near the restrooms and shelter, cross the little footbridge over the creek and walk the end of the trail. The short trail is on the maps. We saw a couple families with handicapped kids walking this part of the trail. Otherwise the kids wouldn’t have been able to get out into the woods and see the huge tree.

4 months ago

Fun hike with 4 teenagers taking the lead. Trail starts near visitor center. Parking permit was required and could be purchased for $5 for the day. Super cool tree at the end of the trail. Reminded us of what the tree might have been like in the book "My Side of the Mountain."

7 months ago

Really pretty hike. Only thing is that I assumed itd be more flat since its so straight but it goes up and down quiet a bit. It doesn't make it difficult but some may find that useful knowing.

9 months ago

Awesome hike! Totally worth it!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Easy lush walk that ends at a gorgeous 550 year old spruce.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Really enjoyed the hike and it was for sure a great view

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A good solid walk with some great scenery. We saw a racer snake that caught and was eating a salamander on the trail. So cool!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Great short hike with variety in elevation. Some parts of the trail are narrow and have been damaged by slides and storms but still totally passable. Come back through the campground most of the way if you need a reprieve for kids or elderly.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

gorgeous hike for the family and dogs. A little muddy at spots, but it's also March in Oregon..

Friday, January 06, 2017

Beautiful hike along river.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Easy up and down trail to an amazing huge spruce trees. Parallels the campground road most of the was. Crosses several bridges.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Giant and beautiful. Old growth forest

Monday, March 21, 2016

Cool tree not very many other big trees nice place next to the creek you can let your dog get water

Monday, February 01, 2016

Awesome five hundred year old, formally 230 ft tree. You can feel the spirits of those who have gone before us here:)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Loved this trail. Beautiful scenery. Runs along a river. Tons of green and diversity of plants. A good part of the trail runs along the road and a campground, so you don't really feel you're away from civilization until you're a ways into the trail.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cape Perpetua has some great trails and the Giant Spruce is no different. Very pretty, and the tree at the end of the trail is huge.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I love the trail system at Cape Perpetua. The giant spruce trail was a perfect length for a day of exploring. A nice out and back trail through lush forest with an incredible old growth spruce at the end. Make sure to hike up to the cape and keep an eye out for whales. We come every spring and catch a few during their migration.

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