Trails – Cape Perpetua
The 6.25 miles Cummins Creek Loop Trail is shared by hikers and mountain bikers.
You can park at the Cummins Creek Trailhead across from Neptune State Park on Forest Service Road 1050, which is 1.5 miles south of Cape Perpetua Visitors Center on Hwy 101. Ride up the trail 3.75 miles, then turn and come back down a very challenging section of trail that links back to the original trail.
For a longer route, the Cummins Vista Mountain Bike Loop offers 10 miles of scenic touring with terrain to match all skills levels. The rider will be treated to commanding views of the Cummins Creek Wilderness and the Pacific Ocean.
For the ten-mile ride, start at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and ride 4 miles uphill on Forest Service Road 55. (For a spectacular view of the coastline, take a left on Road 5553 and go to the Cape overlook. It’s only an extra mile.) At the Cummins Creek trailhead you will start a 4.5 mile descent on an old graveled trail and road which ends on FS Road 1050 at the Hwy across from Neptune State Park. Signs mark the more difficult sections of the trail.
Riders may want to leave a second vehicle at this end. Otherwise, the last 1.3 miles back to the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center is on Hwy 101. Riders use Extreme caution – road shoulders are narrow and traffic volumes can be heavy.
-Extend common courtesy at all times. Realize that people judge all cyclists by your actions.
-Control your speed at all times and approach turns in anticipation that someone will be around the bend.
-Yield right of way to other trail users.
-Stay on designated road and trails and avoid trampling vegetation and creating wheel ruts that can channel water and cause erosion.
-Observe signs prohibiting bicycle use. Bicycles are not allowed in the Wilderness area.
-Your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines will help develop a positive attitude toward all cyclists.
Located just three miles south of downtown Yachats, the 2,600 acre Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes 26 miles of interconnected trails that 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 and stunning views. Visitor Center staff and exhibits will guide you to the cultural and natural history of the area. The Visitors Center is open seven days a week most of the year with reduced hours in winter.