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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

2400 Highway 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498-9424
+1 541-547-3289
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Thor's Well is amazing and so fun to watch if you go at high tide. The waves crashing into the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fernandina Beach, Florida
The highlight of our trip!

There were so many things to see and do at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area: hiking trails, watching the... read more

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Donna B
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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2400 Highway 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498-9424
+1 541-547-3289
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Reviewed yesterday

Thor's Well is amazing and so fun to watch if you go at high tide. The waves crashing into the rocks were so fun to watch and sometimes the spray was so powerful we would get wet. We walked the trail from the area where...More

Thank ketah777
Reviewed yesterday

There were so many things to see and do at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area: hiking trails, watching the spouts from whales, Thor's Well, Devil's Churn - and all of it was free! We checked the tides in advance and were lucky to get parking at...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is not much to do at the inland side of the Park, but the beach is awesome. We were there at low tide, and say so much sea-life in the tide pools. There were quite a number of people at each pull out, and...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful hikes. Get a tide table. Thor's Well and Spouting Horn are amazing to see at high tide. We also saw lots of sea lions!

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Pacific Coast is filled with nature’s grandeur but no place exceeds Cape Perpetua just south of Yachats. The drive to the nearby state park rewards the traveler with vertigo inspiring panoramas of the turbulent Pacific Ocean and dramatic and rugged rocky coast. If you...More

Thank JohnM562
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thor's Well My research indicated that Thor’s Well is best near high tides. We timed it to arrive about 75 minutes before a 7-to-8 feet high tide. This was perfect. From the roadside pullout immediately south of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, it was a...More

Thank KendianaJones
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some of oregons most beautiful coastal areas Lots of pull off view points with wave 🌊 power displays. Worth the time for the hiker or driver 👍👍

Thank 6-13-1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walks up or down, or along the coastline. Rock scrambles and easy strolls. Anemones, sea lions, and the ever present weather. The full gamut. Enjoy!

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our introduction to this area was at the interpretive center where we found a spot in the almost full lot. There are several exhibits that proved helpful as were the staff. After exiting the building, we took a 3/4 mile Captain Cook trail to Cook's...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this area during a period of less than favourable weather. It was still very atmospheric. The force of the ocean is spectacular, creating some beautiful sites and sounds. There are parking areas along the route, offering short term, free parking. For those who...More

Thank sm1710
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Maya H
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Response from ifuentesc | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Jodi. It really depends on the time you usually spend getting to feel the beauty of a place. I would say three hours as minimum time (if you are the type that does museums in less than an hour). In my opinion, even if... More
Annette S
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Response from CateHikes | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are permitted in the campgrounds but as noted must be leashed. I took my dog on the short hike to the Oldest Spruce, on leash of course, as well as to the various trails by the viewpoints. There were folks taking... More