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: 11/23/2022: Trail is open.
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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile one way

  Elevation : 
100 feet