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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 2013
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks
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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely gorgeous area with a lot of variety jammed into a small area. For this trip, I spent my time near the shore. We picked up a 5 day pass for virtually all the State Parks etc on the Oregon coast for $10. Next time I'll spend more time inland. I was here mainly for photography and... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Cape Perpetua is perhaps the most inspiring part of the Oregon coast. you can hike or drive up to the top and once there, could spend hours immersed in the coastal vibe. The woods are thick and provide shelter from extreme rain and the views are endless. you can picnic at one of the large tables or just sit back,... More

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Florence, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There is nothing like getting out and enjoying the great outdoors! This area is just incredible-the views, the forests, the ocean, every where you turn there is another beautiful area waiting for you to discover it! There is nothing like the Oregon Coast, and the Cape Perpetua area has many trails and and incredible views. Love it...and it changes with... More

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wanted to go on a couple hour hike with the family, so we went to the visitor center and of the 11 trails within the area, we choose Gwynn Creek Loop Trail which was 6.5 miles and actually take part of 4 different trails. There is good elevation in the beginning (about 800 feet) but refreshing views and nice scenery... More

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eugene, or
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a lovely place to hike in the Yachats area. Views are spectacular from the short and easy Whispering pines trail up top! try a forest walk around the campground on foggy/rainy days and the Cummins Creek trail through quiet, lush forests is gorgeous too!

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Southern California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was a very beautiful area with very nice vistas and a pleasant drive. There are several nice hikes too.

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Findlay, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Tidal Pools, Trails, The Devil's churn, Thor's well, and waterhorns. What an excellent time!!!! The beauty of this area is so stunning. If you come at low tide, you will see the life of the tidal pools. If you wait to come during high tide, Thor's well is very active and water horns are shooting into the air.

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Salem, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Any of the walks/hikes will leave you with wonderful memories of stunning scenery! The staff at the visitors center are very informative and helpful. If you're over 62, you can buy a lifetime Senior Pass here that gives you access to National Parks and Federal Recreation areas.

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Bend, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We hiked Amanda's Trail, named after a Native American woman who was blind. She was taken from her family and had to endure many atrocities. This trail, and a bench and a stature were named in her honor. The trail was hard at some points, with a steep climb. Muddy in some places, with incredible views of the coast and... More

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Salt Lake City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

There are a variety of hiking options ranging from easy to difficult, also ranging from coastal hikes to forest hikes. All starting from the visitor center. Trails are well marked with directions as well as distances. You can also whale watch from the visitor center without doing any hiking at all. There is definitely beauty to be seen by all... More

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