Perched 800 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the Whispering SpruceTrail winds 750 feet to a historic rock viewing shelter built in 1934 by Civilian Conservation Corps. A quarter mile loop from the parking area, this trail provides exceptional views of the Oregon coastline and forest. Accessibility for people using wheelchairs is moderate to difficult due to some steep grades. Dramatic views to the ocean below and a bench are located just 100 feet from the parking area. From the bench, the trail winds through forest with coastal overlooks, trail grades range from 8% to 12% for 300 feet, with rest areas provided every 50 feet.
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Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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