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“Scenery and great hiking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
2400 Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97333
(541) 547-3289
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Yachats
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors
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“Scenery and great hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our favorite place (so far!) on the Oregon coast. The scenery is beautiful and we love the varied options for hiking - crashing waves, blow holes, old growth forest, high point views. We especially like the Gwinn Creek loop. Don't miss this spot.

Visited February 2013
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Surrey, Canada
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“Esto Perpetua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The motto of the state of Idaho has got it right - the spectacular view from the highest point on the Oregon coast deserves to last forever. We had stopped many times at Devils Churn and Cook's Chasm and the ever popular - spouting horn. This time, however, we decided to take the winding drive right to the top. It was a beautiful sunny day and boy, was it worth it. There were fellow travellers there from 'far-away' places like California & Arizona. They saw our custom walking sticks and asked which way to go and I just said, 'follow the trail'! Which is exactly what we did - right to the West Shelter Observation Point. I cannot fathom how these guys ever built this shelter out of big boulders, way up there in the middle of nowhere. And as if on cue, a bald eagle circled right overhead. Cape Perpetua was actually named by Captain James Cook in 1778 because he sighted it on St. Perpetua's Day. I prefer to think of this attraction as Cape Perpetual beauty - as far as the eye can see, south to the Sea Lion Caves, and even further south to the sand dunes of Florence.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Cape Perpetua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We visited here, specifically Devil's Churn, in the early afternoon in March. It was slightly cold, but the experience was amazing enough to overpower any discomfort. There was even a friendly lady selling coffees (of course!) and hot dogs; my husband got a big hot dog and loved it. This is an excellent stop if you are traveling Hwy 101, and you're looking to stretch your feet and take some pictures. There's hiking available if you have time, and if not, there's a quick walk to Devil's Churn that promises a good time!

Visited March 2013
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Oakland, Oregon, United States
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“Rock Shelter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Love the view and the history surrounding the Rock Shelter. The drive to the top of the mountain is beautiful.

Visited February 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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“trails at Perpetua”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We walked down from upper parking lot, went both to the left and right, found a area, down stairs, and walked around a bend, where the waves were fantastic

Visited May 2012
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