Hiking – Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Cape Perpetua Trail by David Chamberlin, Jr.

Photo Credit: D. Holmes Chamberlin, Jr.
  • The Visitor Center will be closed until further notice; however, the Visitor Center parking lot, restrooms, and the scenic area’s trails have reopened. Before going out, check for trails status updates.
  • The information window at Devils Churn (MP 165.5) has reopened for business from 10am – 4pm daily in summer. Merchandise and passes from Discover Your Northwest are available for purchase with debit/credit card only. Visitors can use the self-service fee station for cash day-pass purchases.

Located just three miles south of downtown Yachats, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes 2,600 acres and 26 miles of interconnected trails. Trails range in length from two-tenths of a mile to ten miles and rate from easy to difficult. The system’s twelve trails feature old-growth forests, Indian shell middens, Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn, Thor’s Well, tide pools, the West Shelter, and stunning views.  

  • 3 miles S of downtown
    Yachats on Hwy 101