Saint Perpetua National Recreation Trail #1306

  

From the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, this stunning National Recreation Trail leads to one of the best viewpoints on the Oregon Coast. Most people drive the road up to the viewpoint, but you can earn your views by hiking up this scenic footpath. The trail ascends and switchbacks through an old-growth forest lead you to an awe-inspiring overlook where on clear days views extend nearly 40 miles out to sea, and along 70 miles of coastline. From the overlook, you can continue along the Whispering Spruce Trail to a historic rock viewing shelter built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

  • 2.8 miles round trip from the Visitor Center
  • Difficult

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/24/2018: open.
Water: None
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required.
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or Waldport Office

General Information

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Directions:

Trailhead for this trail is at Cape Perpetua Day Use. This trail can be entered from the bottom starting 1/4 mile up forest road 55 or you can park at the Whispering Spruce trailhead and begin at the junction of the two trails and head down this a less difficult way.

 

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.9 mb)

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles one way

  Elevation : 
100 to 800 feet

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42305