Giant Spruce Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 79 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 501 feet. The Cape Perpetua Campground camp site can be seen along the trail.
Giant Spruce Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A good choice with young children is the 2 mile roundtrip walk to the Giant Spruce at Cape Perpetua. At nearly 600 years old and more than 185 feet tall, this tree was named an Oregon Heritage Tree in 2007.
There are many Sitka spruces nearly that big and beautiful all along the trail. Campers in the campground can take a shortcut to the trail."
--Bonnie Henderson , Day Hiking Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
"A good choice with young children is the 2-mile round-trip walk to the Giant Spruce at Cape Perpetua. It leads into a lovely old-growth forest; markers are keyed to an interpretive brochure—one of the simplest, best explanations I’ve read for a very complex subject, old-growth forest ecology—available at the interpretive center."
--Bonnie Henderson, Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
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