Cooks Ridge Trail #1372


Area Status: Open

Looking for an energetic loop hike in the old-growth spruce forests of the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area? The Cook's Ridge Trail, which begins in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center uppermost parking lot connects four different trails - the Discovery Loop TrailCummins Creek Trail, Gwynn Creek and Oregon Coast Trail to create a 6 mile hiking loop.

To access this trail, follow the Discovery Loop Trail, to its junction with the Cook’s Ridge Trail. 

  • 6 mile loop trail
  • Moderate to difficult

 

At a Glance

Water: None
Restroom: None
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required at trailhead
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information

Directions:

11 miles south of Waldport on Highway 101 at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. The trail may also be accessed from  the northeast by taking FS Road # 55, just north of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. 

 

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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General Notes:

Close to:


Activities

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Backpacking

Siuslaw NF does not have multiday backpacking opportunities due to relatively short lengths of the trail system.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.3 miles

  Elevation : 
160 to 1,500 feet