Discovery Loop Trail #1387


Learn about a forest in transition on this 1.7 mile round trip hike featuring interpretive signs along the way.  

Access this trail from the upermost parking lot of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.   

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail Open.
Water: None
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required at trailhead
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or Waldport Office

General Information

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Access to this trail is at the Cape Perpetua Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
2.0 mile loop

  Elevation : 
100 to 500 feet