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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Yachats

Categories: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Carpeted with nearly 1,093 hectare (2,700 acres) of old-growth forests, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offers a wealth of opportunities to explore a wild expanse of the famous Oregon Coast. Hike along more than 41 km (26 mi) of marked trails through the lush landscape, which features tide pools, water spouts, jagged cliffs, and a nearly 600-year-old Sitka spruce tree. Stop by the visitor center, open daily, where you can learn more about the nature and history of the region, and get a sweeping view of the Pacific and the surrounding mountains. You may even spot a whale if you're lucky. The coast has the potential for rain and cold weather year-round, so dress accordingly. Make Cape Perpetua Scenic Area a centerpiece of your Yachats vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Yachats tourist route planner.
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  • Cape Perpetua is pure raw beauty both by the beach and climbing the trails to the top. The St. Perpetua trail lead to many dramatic vistas as we climbed. It is a great way to spend a day at the coast. 
  • Great views, especially on the hill above the ocean. The CCC "shack" is an especially great view. Very restful place and a number of terrific trails 
  • This area is a must-see. The short walk to the shelter built by CCC program takes you to a view that will take your breath away! The work put into this area is commendable. 
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