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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, Outdoors
Owner description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway

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Eugene,Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What's to say? It's always a thrilling place to observe. We didn't walk down the cliff but you can see all you want from the parking area.

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fun to visit like all the other coastal sites. It will show you the power of the ocean. How can all that soft looking water be so harsh? Definitely wouldn't want to try and swim in it!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Big sky above, big sea below $5 parking for a heck of a show Beauty abounds at every turn And you can get a cuppa coffee at The Devil's Churn

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Worth a quick stop when you drive by, you can walk all the way down which is pretty nice. Oh and you can go to the toilet as well.

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the prairie
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You come to this part of oregon largely for the views and this is one of those neat views. Be sure to visit when the tide is coming in for the most dramatic views.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love this little jaunt down the hillside. Great view of the ocean's power. Parking gets a little crowded sometimes, but if you arrive and there are open parking spots, it's worth the stop.

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Albany, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Within a few feet of parking you can see the waves coming up the draw and crash against the rocky sides. Even in lower tides it's fun to watch, and at high tide it's easy to see how it got its name. The water really does "churn" here. A bonus is the paved hiking trail with several turn-outs for great... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Go at high tide for the best experience. Paved walkway, easy walk. There are steps if you want to get up close and personal, but viewing from the top of the steps area is still excellent.

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Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you want to get a sense of the pure power of the Pacific ocean, check out Devil's church. The pounding waves and incredible sprays are awe-inspiring! Just make sure you watch yourself, or you could end up drenched. Rocks can also be slippery.

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Merced, California
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45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When driving coastal highway 101 in Central Oregon don't miss Devil's Churn. You get wonderful rewards for very little effort. A switchback trail leads from a parking lot down to the ocean. "Switchback" normally is synonymous with "considerable effort", but this one requires just a bit of effort. It's very worthwhile to take that half hour walking down, sitting on... More 

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