Hike the Cooks Ridge Trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

5.0
6.5 miles 1500 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Dan Moe

Coastal old growth. Scenic beach. Secluded trails. Nearby campground. 6.5 mile loop hike with ~1500' elevation gain.

If you've set up camp at Perpetua Campground, head out toward the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, head east along the Cooks Ridge Trail. After 3.75 miles and 1500ft elevation gain, head south and then west along the Cummins Creek Trail, eventually ending up at the ocean along Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. Head back to the Visitor Center via the Oregon Coast Trail, which was once a wagon trail for early settlers. Along the way, discover old growth forests and soak in the morning's coastal fog. Herds of elk love to graze in the creek beds early in the day.

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Oregon's Coastal Range At It's Finest

Many trails and loops for the beginner to someone who loves hiking. Travel from paved trails along tide pools to mountain ridge lines.

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