Cape Cove Trail

Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain20ft
Trailhead Elevation90ft
Elevation Min/Max77/93ft
Elevation Start/End90/90ft

Cape Cove Trail

Cape Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 90 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 20 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking. Along the trail there is a beach. This trail connects with the following: Captain Cook Trail and Trail of The Restless Waters.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series) (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"Take your pick of ten trails that wind through the 2,700-acre Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Depending on the trail you select, you can experience a botanical wonderland of coastal forest, rocky tide pools, and other ocean spectacles, such as the geyser-like Spouting Horn and the narrow rock channel of Devil’s Churn. While you’re here, plan on spending a few hours at the Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center. The center provides a good introduction to the plants and animals that live here as well as a look into the area’s rich history."
Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"From the cape’s interpretive center, the Oregon Coast Trail rolls south through the forest 1.3 miles along the route of the old stage road. Follow it to access Gwynn Creek or Cummins Creek Trails, or just for an easy, short walk in the woods. Pick up the Oregon Coast Trail at the interpretive center. At 1 mile Gwynn Creek Trail comes in from the left. Continuing south, the trail crosses the creek on a footbridge; cut down the grassy opening and across the highway to the wayside here, or continue south another 0.3 mile to the trail’s end."

Cape Cove Trail Trip Reports

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Beautiful hike! We took our dogs - they loved it as well. It is a wonderful view from the top - you can see forever from there!
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This is a beautiful hike along a ridge and down a valley in spectacular old growth forest. Trail is in excellent condition. While the trail head signs rate the hike "moderate to difficult" we would definitely call it moderate. You leave the Nature center hearing the rush of the ocean behind you, travel up a ridge and then descend next to a beautiful creek with the last half mile on a scenic ridge overlooking the ocean. Took us 3 hours at a moderate pace to travel the 6.5 miles.

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Trail Information

Siuslaw National Forest
Nearby City
Siuslaw National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Local Contacts
Maptech CD: Coos Bay/Eugene/Bend, OR; USGS: Yachats, OR
Local Maps

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