Gwynn Creek Trail #1371

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Large Douglas-fir and Sitka Spruce can be seen on your hike.  If hiked as a loop trail, the route includes the following trails:  Discovery Loop, Cook’s Ridge, Gwynn Creek and the Oregon Coast Trail for a total distance of 6.8 miles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/9/2021: Gwynn Creek Trail is open. Lower end has been brushed. Crews will be working to clear the area.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required at trailhead
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or Waldport Office

General Information


The Gwynn Creek Trail can be reached from the Oregon Coast Trail, Cooks Ridge Trail or from the trailhead one mile south of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or from Neptune State Park Trailhead at milepost 170.


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles one way

  Elevation : 
100 to 1,100 feet