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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Yachats
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The short walk down to this magnificent piece of the central Oregon coast is filled with native coastal plant life and specially formed winding trees that are unique to the environment and really add to the mystery of the coastal phenomenon. As you approach the churn be careful as it is a very explosive place in terms of wave velocity.... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Park at Cape Perpetua visitors center and stroll downhill through the forest, under Hwy 101, to access a short loop with views of dramatic spouts and surf action on volcanic rock formations below. During migration, keep an eye out for whales breeching! (You can park along 101, but the longer trail adds to your pleasure.)

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Woodburn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

for a short walk you will see nature at its best. Go if you can at high tide, for the best view but any time is well worth the trip. Make time to go to the beach on the other side of the path it is something to see.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Best to go when high tide is coming in to experience all the drama of the roiling, churning waves as they crash onto the shoreline and into a narrow divide.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A beautiful, impressive example of the sea's power - Devil's churn is a powerful chasm best seen at high tide (for the most impressive smashing/crashing waves). Literally right off of 101. There is a nice paved path from the parking lot down to the edge of the rocks. You can go all the way down and walk on the rocks... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

the devil's churn is amazing to look at. some people go down there and take pictures. it was fun watching one visitor getting splashed by the water. there's a restroom, a store that sells food and a short trail. not much parking spaces but still ok because we don't need to stay long to enjoy the view and take pictures.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Sooo dramatic. You can walk all down and see all that boiling water but be very careful - it is unpredictable! Several great short hiking trails around.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Before visiting the churn, go to the Cape Perpetua visitor center and buy a 5-day Oregon state parks pass. They're only $10 and will get you into most parks & lighthouses along the coast. Otherwise, you'll pay $5 just to see the churn. It's best to visit the churn during high tide. The views are fantastic, especially during stormy weather.... More

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stop to see this interesting land feature from the roadside overlook and then take to the beach at low tide and walk inside. The whole family would enjoy this fun landmark.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Try to go at high tide you wont be disappointed! This was one of the most dramatic spots on highway 101

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