Living on the CoastVisitor Favorites November 12, 2009

Secrets of Cape Perpetua on the Oregon Coast

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Local Oregon Coast homeowners know that beautiful Cape Perpetua was named by  the explorer Captain Cook in 1778.

Tourists will easily find the many trails leading to the top and the spectacular views north towards Yachats and south toward Florence. There is even an old WWII stone lookout station at the top of the cape. The whale watching is fantastic.

The main trail from the campground takes you through both the forest woodlands and fields of flowers. Often photographed from the top, Cape Perpetua has a secret semi-paved logging road leading east, down the back, that opens into the Yachats valley floor.

This 15 mile drive is well known to Oregon Coast property owners but is very rarely used by out of state visitors. Don’t forget to stop at the Siuslaw Ranger Station where the visitors center offers equally stunning views and is handicapped accessible