Restless Waters Trail #1364


This paved trail hugs the coastline offering views of crashing waters, volcanic terraced tidepools and wind sculpted spruce. Always use caution on the beach and at the tidepools. Watch for sneaker waves, know the tide schedule and stay away from logs in the surf or on wet sand. Look out for deep water and strong currents.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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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This trail can be accessed from either Devil’s Churn Day Use or the parking area on the west side of Highway 101 just north of the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center.


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile

  Elevation : 
0 to 50 feet