Captain Cook Trail

Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon

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Captain Cook Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 71 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 201 feet. The Cooks Chasm (elevation 7 feet) bay and the Spouting Horn and Thor's Well attractions can be seen along the trail. There are also a coastline and viewpoints along the trail.
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Captain Cook Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 71 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 201 feet. The Cooks Chasm (elevation 7 feet) bay and the Spouting Horn and Thor's Well attractions can be seen along the trail. There are also a coastline and viewpoints along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Cape Cove Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Siuslaw National Forest
Distance: 0.4
Elevation Gain: 201 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 71 feet
Top Elevation: 85 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Captain Cook Trail
Parks: Siuslaw National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 36/85 ft
Elevation Start/End: 71/71 ft

Captain Cook Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Cape Perpetua was “discovered” and named by Captain James Cook in 1778, but shell middens found along Captain Cook Trail indicate that Alsi Indians discovered the cape much earlier, camping here and gathering shellfish in summers between about A.D. 450 and 1620. With tide pools at low tide and the dramatic Spouting Horn at high tide, a walk on this short trail is appealing nearly any time of day."

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May 2018