Trail of the Restless Waters #136
This paved National Recreation Trail hugs the coastline offering views of crashing waters, volcanic terraced tidepools and wind sculpted spruce. A wild place to see the winter surf as it explodes onto the terraces of volcanic rock. Don’t get too close to the edge; each wave hits the rocks differently and you don’t want to get soaked. Always use caution on the beach and at the tidepools.
- Paved 0.4 mile loop from Devil’s Churn Day Use
- Accessibility: moderate to most difficult. Wheelchair accessible to lower overlook
This trail can be accessed from either Devil’s Churn Day Use or the parking area on the west side of Highway 101 just north of the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center.
Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)
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- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
- Amanda's Trail
- Cape Cove
- Discovery Loop
- Giant Spruce
- Gwynn Creek
- Oregon Coast
- St. Perpetua
- Whispering Spruce
Trail Accessibility: Moderate to most difficult. Wheelchair accessible to lower overlook
Find information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests here.
TidepoolingAccess to spectacular tide pools. Look for minus tides for best viewing. Never turn your back to the ocean!
|Special Feature||Scenic coastal forest & views of the Pacific Ocean|