Amanda's Trail #1386

This historic trail descends steeply through from the top of Cape Perpetua Day Use down the north side toward Highway 101 through lush coastal woodland to a grotto with a concrete statue. The statue and trail are dedicated in memory of Amanda, a woman of the Coos Tribe who was forcibly marched to the Alsea Sub-agency camp in the 1860s.

The Amanda Trail is jointly maintained by the Siuslaw National Forest, City of Yachats, Oregon State Parks, Oregon Department of Transportation, and a private landowner.

  • 2.9 miles
  • Moderate to difficult

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/01/2022: Trail is open to new suspension bridge.
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required.
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District

General Information


Travel south on Highway 101 for 2.0 miles from Yachats, OR. Turn east onto Forest Road #55, located between Devil's Churn parking area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Veer left at the junction with FS Road #5533. Amanda’s Trail begins at a junction off the Whispering Spruce Trail at the top of Cape Perpetua at the end of Forest Road #5533. 

Trailhead for this trail is in Cape Perpetua Day Use


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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General Notes:

Close To:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Viewing Plants

Experience old growth Sitka Spruce
Species Sitka Spruce

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Elevation : 
100 feet - 800 feet