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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Located just two miles south of Yachats, Oregon and in the Siuslaw National Forest, Devil's Churn is not for the meek or the unwise! Easily, this basalt inlet can be accessed from Cape Perpetua and is extremely dangerous during high tides, especially in the winter with gusting winds! Over the centuries, wave action carved out this split in the rock.... More

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Phoenix
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Though it was nice, it was not exciting. I got there around 1pm, pretty close to high tide (so I heard). Still, cool to see it once.

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Seoul
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best road side attractions. Nature at its most fierce. Come watch in close proximity waves crashing into steep rocky walls. Enjoy the sounds of the giant splashes propelling up into the air. This is like no other destination.

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Hereford, AZ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This chasm is one of the more impressive ones I've seen. There are many such geological formations along the coast, but this one is the largest. I walked down to the end of this, very carefully, and the deep roars against the rock really do sound like a devil howling. People walking down the trail must be careful to have... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Let the pictures say it all. This was a very neat attraction to stop and see. A little bit if a hike but well worth it especially if you can catch it when the water is rising.

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Lemont, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's okay, but we never saw water shooting up. And the walk to get back up the hill is pretty steep.

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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews 28 reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We love Devil's Churn. The trail is marked though we've fallen on the rocks closer to the churn itself. It's a high-tide-preferred attraction, of course. Instead of paying to go to the Churn, we recommend driving just a little further south on 101 and stopping at the turnout (free) for Cook's Chasm. Take the easy walk down and you'll hear... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Devil's Churn is an interesting vulcanc rock formation, but it must be beautiful when the waves come and crash on it. didn't get to see that but through pictures, so be aware of the high and lower tide hours.

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Eugene
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The intensity of the churn and the waves is amazing! If you are brave enough to stand close to the edge, you can get completely wet! A great stop to get out and stretch your legs and take in some sun. The fee for the attraction is the park fee when you get out at the parking lot.

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fullerton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

really lovely hikes along rocky coast, multiple trails and there are multiple areas water sprays up and about also a short hike or drive away is the Horn (a blow hole)

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