Saint Perpetua Trail #1306


This trail ascends to the top of Cape Perpetua through coastal forest, while offering vast ocean views.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open. Recently brushed.
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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Trailhead for this trail is at Cape Perpetua Day Use. This trail can be entered from the bottom starting 1/4 mile up forest road 55 or you can park at the Whispering Spruce trailhead and begin at the junction of the two trails and head down this a less difficult way.


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities



  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles one way

  Elevation : 
100 to 800 feet