Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Cape Perpetua is headland which forms a high, steep bluff above the ocean. It and the surrounding Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offer so much to do, including camping, hiking, whale watching, and picnicking. A visitor center with daily programs is available, and there are twenty-six miles of interconnected hiking trails in old growth forests which lead to Pacific Ocean tidal pools.

There are also unique features to explore along the Cape Perpetua coastline. Devil's Churn is a "long crack in the coastal rock that fills with each ocean wave, occasionally exploding as incoming and outgoing waves collide. The Spouting Horn at Cook's Chasm and Thor's Well on the plateau nearby are both salt water fountains driven by the power of the ocean tide" (Wikipedia).   

Cape Perpetua is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Yachats, Oregon, along U.S. Route 101. It rises to over 800 feet (240 m) above sea level, from which an observer can see 70 miles (110 km) of Oregon coastline and as far as 37 miles (60 km) out to sea on a clear day.

Free to walk or bike in, there is a $5/vehicle/day use fee.

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Region(s):
Central Oregon
Eastern Oregon
Greater Portland
The Gorge + Mt. Hood
Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
Willamette Valley

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