Captain Cook Trail

Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain201ft
Trailhead Elevation71ft
Elevation Min/Max36/85ft
Elevation Start/End71/71ft

Captain Cook Trail

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.

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Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Bonnie Henderson
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"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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Trail Information

Siuslaw National Forest
Nearby City
Siuslaw National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
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