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“Cape Perpetua”

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Incredible views; incredible walks. For travelers along the Oregon Coast, this scenic area is really fun. Take the time to pull off Highway 101.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Loved everything -- been to Cape Perpetua several times -- this was the best -- weather was great and we could see forever.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

I've been on some better hikes along the OR coast, but this area was nice enough. Recommend it, the ocean coast can never be beat!

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We both enjoyed our hike up the St. Perpetua trail and the next day did the Oregon Coast trail. The St. Perpetua trail was much more busy that the Coast trail, but we enjoyed the St. Perpetua trail more. The Oregon Coast trail followed highway 101 and we felt the experience was not as good as our previous hike. Make sure you take the time to walk the few extra steps to down to Captain Cooks Trail. It is worthwhile since it takes you to the spouting horn which always puts on a bit of a show for you.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We head about 1400km (850 miles) to camp at Cape Perpetua and Jesse Honeyman park. This is beautiful territory. The campground is like rain forest, quite secluded, very green and quiet. The only issue is that they only allow 4 people per site and we have 4 kids.

I was in 23 and it was great. If you have only a tent, take site 15, its sunken by the creek and has a huge fallen timber across it that just adds to the forest. Most sites back onto the creek so if you can't handle a babbling creek this might not be for you. I found the sounds of water trickling relaxing. The middle section of the campground has, I think, the best sites. Bathroom are flush and clean. Firewood is available for sale. There is water to fill up your jug.

There is a trail through the forest on the other side of the creek, and the tide pools are close by. Go to the visitors center on the west (ocean) side of the highway and hike down to the beach. South of the beach is a great collection of tide pools with tons of starfish. It isn't obvious, but your campsite comes with a parking pass that gets you free parking at some of the nearby sites. When you turn off 101 the road forks right to the campground, but after your dump your trailer, take the left fork to the visitor center that's on top of the hill; there's a gorgeous view of the area up there.

Its a long drive for us (2.5 days) but I come back with the kids every 3 years. I'd recommend going in July.

1  Thank derrill
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