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Address: Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
Description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway

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Devils Churn & Trail of Restless Waters

From the Devils Churn parking lot, walk the trail & descend 0.4 miles to the Devil's Churn overlook.You assess this by driving to Cape Perpetua Scenic Drive Visitors Center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

From the Devils Churn parking lot, walk the trail & descend 0.4 miles to the Devil's Churn overlook.You assess this by driving to Cape Perpetua Scenic Drive Visitors Center located several miles south of Yachats on Hwy 101.To access the trail requires a US Forest Service Pass.The views of this narrow inlet are made from a collapsed sea cave are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved looking down into the churn. Try to go at high and low tides to see the difference. Nice little place to get sandwiches and coffee or drinks right by the attraction.

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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Be sure to watch your tide charts.This is a lesson to be learned.We got there at low tide....again... it was still beautiful but wanted to see that spraying water as it hit the rocks.You can walk down a steep hill (but then that means you have to walk back up).Remember though, you can stop and rest and look out at... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We've visited here when the tide was high and low. The high tide is neat because more water shoots up into the churn. But low tide was our favorite because we found where the trail ends at the bottom of the hill and walked among the tide pools. Pretty neat experience. There is a modest parking fee of $5 I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you like standing in a safe place and looking down at some amazingly powerful water, this is the place for you. (Others clambered down on to the rocks, which looked reasonably safe too, but we were too cowardly.) There are also lots of trails – including some very easy ones – so you can check out other viewpoints and local forests.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

about 2 miles south of the town of Yachats (pronounced ya-hots) on the ocean side of the road go slow or you will fly right bye. It really is worth the stop and fun for kids of all ages you can view from the parking lot or take the stairs to get a close up view.

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Jackson Hole, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been going to Devil's Churn for 50 years--I never tire of it. Having to pay for parking is disappointing, but I still do it because I like it so much. Watching the wave action and listening for the pounding at the end of the churn is really invigorating. I used to live near the coast, but now live 900... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great spot to stop at any stage of the tide... low tide, you can walk down and see all the animals that are exposed in the churn -- and high tide, you can walk as far as you dare and see the crashing waves. It is worth it to go p to the top of Cape Perpetua... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. The weather was perfect and the scenery was spectacular. Easy to get to for most people great view from the parking area and a snack bar with great hot coffee.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited these natural creations in Yachats, OR and it was amazing to see what ocean and rock formations can create. All 3 formations were located in nearby areas and are not to be missed. Amazing natural wonders! Tip: bring a good camera, jacket, and proper shoes for climbing over rocks

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