Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats

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#1 of 16 in Scenic Drive in Oregon
Carpeted with nearly 1,093 hectare (2,700 acres) of old-growth forests, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest 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. Put Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest into our Yachats trip maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The views were stunning and it was a nice hike down to the visitors center. Lazy tip: have someone drive you to the top and then hike down. The old growth is amazing. Devils Churn was ok, but my exper...  more »
  • Wow, more coastal Pacific beauty at its finest. Stopped at Strawberry hill beach and was awestruck by the beauty and power of the Pacific. Found our way to the rocky beach and found ourselves combing ...  more »
  • We spent the morning at Cape Perpetua going through the tide pools and watching Thors well and the spouting Horn. The visitor center is well done with very good educational exhibits and the beautiful ...  more »
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  • We always enjoy coming here. The views are great, and the guides are helpful. You might even spot a gray whale. We also use it to go hiking along one of the coastal Trails down to the beach. There are a lot of places that one can go starting off at this point. But the parking is expensive unless you have a pass, and sometimes the lots can be full, not a ton of parking. We also really enjoy learning about whales there, and some of the whale artifacts that are there are really neat.
  • $85 anuual pass holder and NO PARKING! Waited half an hou then leftr. Terrible.
  • Really beautiful hikes thru thick forest to giant trees. Great ocean views, occasional whales, eagles
  • Great rangers! Wonderful views. Very educational.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful area! One of the most scenic areas on the Oregon Coast! Cape Perpetua area is A Must See! Giant Spruce Trail, Lookout Point, Thor's Well.

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