Hike the Captain Cook Trail

2311 U.S. 101 - Search Nearby - Added by Josiah Roe

Epic views of Thor's Well, the Spouting Well, Good Fortune Cove, and Cook's Chasm along the Oregon Coast.

The Oregon cost is some of the most dramatic coastline in the Western United States, and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area hosts an array of unique features arches, chasms, and blowholes like Thor's Well.

The Captain Cook Trail is a quick way to take in some of the best features of the Scenic Area, all within a short, .75 mile loop trail that goes down from Highway 1 / 101 and out to the coast and back.

To get there simply take Highway 101 south from Yachats for 2.3 miles and then park in the well-marked parking lot. You can head either direction on the loop from the parking area.

More information can be found on the USDA Cape Perpetua site here.

Note that like any area along the Oregon Coast the ocean conditions can vary drastically and can be dangerous. Sneaker waves are a very real concern. Always check conditions before exploring tidepools and other areas.

Distance

0.75 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

50 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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