Giant Spruce Trail #1365

Area Status: Open

From the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center hike through the lush forest to a more than 500 year-old Sitka spruce tree. The trail parallels Cape Creek and goes through a forest that has many of the characteristics of an old-growth forest; lush ferns, nurse logs, and big trees. The giant spruce is more than 185 feet tall with a circumference of 40 feet.

  • 2 miles round trip from the Visitor Center
  • Easy 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/19/2023: There is a seasonal closure at a slide-prone section of trail near the mid-point of Giant Spruce trail. Follow posted signs to detour through the campground to access the Giant Spruce Tree. Trail was maintained Summer 2023. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
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


Access to this trail at Cape Perpetua Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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General Notes:

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Viewing Plants

Giant Spruce listed as Heritage Tree
Species Sitka Spruce

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile one way

  Elevation : 
100 feet