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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Address: 2400 Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97333
Phone Number: (541) 547-3289
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Corvallis, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There is excellent hiking, ocean views, small pocket beaches and incredible nature everywhere you look. Great for a short stop while driving 101 or you can spend days on the many trails and beaches. Truly a world class ocean and forest experience.

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Salem, Oregon
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142 reviews 142 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Cape Perpetua is breathtakingly gorgeous---Spouting Horn, Devil's Chasm, Thor's Well, hiking, walking....it's just a perfect place to be!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wonderful hikes to do here. You can see a 500 year old sitka spruce, it's a short walk down to the spouting horn and Thor's well, and the lookout from the tower at the top of the hill is the best view on the Oregon coast. Also, the staff in the visitor center are very helpful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
88 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was a great stop between Florence and Yachats. The whole Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is beautiful. There are several walking paths leading down Captain Cook Trail toward tide pools and some spectacular sights--like Spouting Horn. If you're lucky enough to catch this spot during high waves or high tide the cavern hidden under the rocks in Cook's Chasm gather... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was my first time laying eyes on the Pacific coast of the U.S. and it was absolutely breathtaking. I went at low tide so I couldn't see the churning waters nor Thor's Well but despite that it was arresting. The visitor's center is easy to find and very helpful. Access to points of interest are simple and there is... More 

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Spearfish
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A National Forest Service Visitor Center on Hwy 101 is a great place to stop the first item you are in the area and many times afterwards. A very nice and accessible visitor center provides wonderful view, information and education displays and seasonal talks. As whales are moving south in December, personnel and volunteers are on hand (with binoculars to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dramatic views during high tide, waves crushing into the cliffs, spraying high into the air, and a platform full of tide pool during low tide to go explore. It's a beautiful place, stop and look at least from the parking area.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great walking trails, spectacular views across the coastline. Varying grades of challenge to cater for differing levels of fitness

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Camas, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The facilities at this and other Oregon points of interest are consistently clean and well tended. Hikes in and around the area were enchanting.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You owe it to yourself to walk these trails. It will show you all you need to know about the character of this area. Rural and rugged, thrilling and beautiful. Check with the staff, they are very helpful if you have any questions on the trails.

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