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Location: Waldport, OR., In Suislaw National Forest 10 mi. S of Waldport at Cape Perpetua.
Trailhead for this trail is at Cape Perpetua Day Use. This trail can be entered from the bottom starting 1/4 mile up forest road 55 or you can park at the Whispering Spruce trailhead and begin at the junction of the two trails and head down this a less difficult way.
From the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, this stunning National Recreation Trail leads to one of the best viewpoints on the Oregon Coast. Most people drive the road up to the viewpoint, but you can earn your views by hiking up this scenic footpath. The trail ascends and switchbacks through an old-growth forest lead you to an awe-inspiring overlook where on clear days views extend nearly 40 miles out to sea, and along 70 miles of coastline. From the overlook, you can continue along the Whispering Spruce Trail to a historic rock viewing shelter built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Average Grade: 6%
Maximum Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 20
Elevation High Point: 800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFS Trail Details
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Waldport Ranger District
1049 SW Pacific Hwy
PO Box 400
Waldport, OR 97339
US Forest Service
855 Hwy. 101
Reedsport, OR 97467
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