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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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Susanville, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Thor's Well and the view from the mountain top. Also the tide is important to see the big wave movements on the Devil's Churn and around. Best to go early. Buy a pass that allows you to go to all the parks, think it is a 5 day pass (had read this tip on trip advisor and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

You can easily spend a day here, there are several walks (some uphill), several parking areas, and the tide-pools and lots of spray... Wish the trail marking were better, I still wonder were this discovery trail was... bring good weather so you actually see something...

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White Plains, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This area is not to be missed for dramatic coastal views and to witness the power of the ocean from up close.

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Bako
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We parked at the Cape Perpetua visitors center and did the Cooks Ridge trail through old growth forest then switched to the Gwen Creek trail to come back down the mountain, followed by taking the Coastal Trail back to the start. It was 6.5 miles of awesomeness and we only saw 2 other people the entire time. Great day and... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Drive to the top to see incredible vista! The Giant Spruce trail is easy and peaceful. Leave time to hike down to Devil's churn and explore the tidal pools (starfish, urchins, snails, anenomes) and just soak in the amazing views of the ocean. You will love it! Ask about the $5- $7 day use fee or $10 multi-park/ place pass.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We accompanied a ranger on a tide pool walk. She pointed out many interesting creatures and remained after the scheduled time to answer questions. There is a junior ranger activity booklet for kids.

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Eugene
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

One of the most amazing views along this part of the coast. The short walk to the brick overlook is well worth it and offers some amazing photo opportunities. There are a few little trails so you can spend some time wandering and taking in the scenery.

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Oswego, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a very scenic scenic point on the drive up or down the west coast. Make sure to stop and hike down to the rock fissures. If you catch it just right you can see rainbows that are created from the spray. We were lucky enough to catch a double rainbow that looked like it wrapped around us (no,... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was very windy when we were there. That did not diminish the breath taking vistas. The cape was a great spot for whale watching with binoc's. The trails were maintained very well and the bathrooms were very clean.We had a great time just sitting on a bench soaking up all mother nature had to offer. A MUST SEE!

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