Whispering Spruce Trail #1305


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. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/24/2015: Open.
Open Season: Year Around
Water: Potable water at Trailhead
Restroom: Toilet (1) at Trailhead
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required at trailhead
Information Center: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information


Access to this trail is at Cape Perpetua Day Use and Cape Perpetua Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
0.5 mile loop

  Elevation : 
800 feet