Devil's Churn
Devil's Churn
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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ChristyMcC
Redmond, OR101 contributions
Jan 2020
You'll need a pass if you park in the lower part, but there is also free parking right off the highway. Be prepared for a beautiful walk down, because you gotta come back UP! Lots of stairs...but incredibly beautiful spot.
Written January 13, 2020
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MCPOUSNrtd
Clackamas County, OR587 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
One of our favorite stops, especially when the ocean is active! We were able to actually get a little wet as the wind and stronger waves caused the spray to reach us with more water than on calm days. This particular spot has great walking trails. It does get busy and crowded sometimes, but today the weather keep the crowds at a “socially appropriate distancing” level! LOL
Written March 29, 2021
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Stephon C
Gaithersburg, MD221 contributions
Jul 2023
The Devil’s Churn is a medium level short hike to the churn. There are some steps or step inclines which would prove difficult with individuals with mobility problems. The asphalt pathway is accessible for wheelchairs. To get up close the the churn there are rocks you will need to navigate. The Devils Churn and Thor’s Well are in within a three mile walk along a path. This three miles is not wheelchair accessible. What a force of nature to behold but be mindful of the waves.
Written July 29, 2023
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John D
Lebanon, PA32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Easy hike down on a macadam trail, until the steps at the shore. the area around the churn is treacherous. Hazards abound near the churn; slips, trips, falls and surging water. Anyone falling into the churn will be unable to get out. It's a remarkable spectacle to watch the massive waves surge up the churn and sometimes spout put at the end
Written February 18, 2020
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Robin_K
Accrington, UK2,456 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I have been to Devil's Church miltiple times when I am in Oregon. It is right on the coast and well signposted. There is a small car park and a fee of $5 for access. It is a 10 minute walk from the car park.

The churn is quite rugged so you will need to wear sturdy footwear. It is potentially dangerous so do keep your wits about you. The flow of the ocean is very hypnotic and the entire area very atmospheric
Written March 26, 2023
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,402 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I stopped at Devil's Churn during our latest trip down the West Coast and really enjoyed seeing it!

Devil's Churn is a coastal feature, not far from Thor's Well, which is another fascinating sight. The water rushing into the rocks is very cool to watch and you can see it from a viewpoint up top or descend the stairs to see it from the rocks below and walk along the crevice where the water surges in. The rock was somewhat rough/porous so it wasn't terribly slippery but caution is definitely still advised.

There is a convenient parking lot above Devil's Churn with a restroom and trash cans, which is very helpful for any road trip.

I'd definitely recommend stopping to see Devil's Churn if you're in the area!
Written August 8, 2022
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN3,108 contributions
Aug 2021
This was one of the great overlooks I read about that I really wanted to see, but when we got there - meh.

Signage is good. Parking fair. There's parking in the back too. There's a fee to park, but I saw no one checking. Some information boards & an information building. Bathrooms & food.

There was a hike down to view closer, but I was content with what I saw.
Written August 29, 2021
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL1,010 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
There is a small parking area just off the highway. The walkway down to the water is paved until it gets to the stairs. You can get as close to the churn as you want (dare). It is likely better to see it closer to high tide unless you intend to explore the tidal pools.
Written May 30, 2021
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Jenn Nolen
Saint Louis, MO380 contributions
May 2022
This was one of our favorite stops on our drive down 101. So cool! You can look over from the top if you don't want to hike down and back. Otherwise, there's a path that leads you right down to the rocks. Be careful at the edge of the chasm. Hubby and son got drenched by a freak wave.
Written June 22, 2022
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eatsleeptour
Dallas, TX750 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited Devil's Churn while on the Oregon Coast. The entire coastline and Cape Perpetual is such a beautiful area. It's so fascinating to watch the water surge in and out of the black volcanic rock and caves that have been formed out by the water. The black volcanic rock is so interesting to walk across with tide pool all along the coast. We went on a sunny day with perfect weather. If you are in the area, you must stop! It is right by Thor's Well and Cook's Chase which are also so interesting to watch. Be careful, as the rocks can be a bit slippery and you definitely don't want to get too close to the edge.
Written September 15, 2021
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