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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

2400 Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97333
(541) 547-3289
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks
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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

Just two miles south of Yachats, Oregon, along U. S. Route 101, Cape Perpetua has it all. Rising dramatically over 800 feet above the Pacific, this headland boasts over twenty-six miles of hiking trails. From its highest point, you can visually follow seventy miles of the Oregon coastline, as well as thirty-seven miles out to sea. In 1933, a stone... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went up to the overlook and took a short loop hike among the whispering spruce to see the CCC-built shelter with great coast view. Then we parked at the visitor center and hiked the Cook trail to junction with Gwynn Creek trail, 2.4 miles. You can do a loop by returning in 4 miles, but we just retraced our... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Cape Perpetua campground, which has various size campsites. We were in #4 through the reservation system. It was tiny, but near the bathroom (no shower). The campground is along a creek, but no ocean views. (Tillicum campground might have views?). But location makes up for its shortfalls! We watched the sunset, then explored the beach, walking from... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited around eleven and hiked down to see Thor's Well, which was simply gorgeous! The hike was easy and the sights were spectacular! High was around 12:30, so we stayed to watch. Well worth it.

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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

I spent several hours here, first walking my dog to the Great Spruce and back, then later taking a coastal trail for some photography. I saw a whale and lots of turkey vultures. The coastal trails are well-maintained. The campground is in a narrow canyon, away from the highway, and very, very scenic. This is a lovely, serene place for... More

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is a lot to see at Cape Perpetua (Devils Churn, Cook's Chasm, Thor's Well) all walking distance from parking lot. You can hike or drive to the top of the cape where there is an old WWII lookout station.

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

A variety of great hiking trails. Amazing views. Very clean. Nice park rangers. This has to be one of the greatest corners of America, if not the world.

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Santa Fe
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We arrived at high tide and we could not get enough of the waves hitting the shore. The trail to the beach was short. We got a little wet at the ocean geyser. It was loud and fun and beautiful. We will go back for sure!

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I waw grey whales from the big windows in the visitor center, I hiked through dense, lush forest, I watched waves crash against rocks, and I examined beautiful tide pools at the end of a short hike to the shore. This area is not ideal for people with limited mobility, as only parts of some paths are paved, and some... More

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Susanville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This stretch of coast is just gorgeous. We camped at Perpetua Campground and picked wild blackberries to add to our breakfast yoghurt. Cool and foggy, just the way I like my August escape from the heat at home.

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