Cape Perpetua Overlook Day Use Area

  • Address:
    Cape Perpetua Lookout
    Yachats OR 97498
  • Phone:

Overlooking the protected Marine Garden shoreline, the Cape Perpetua Overlook Day Use Area is the highest viewpoint accessible by car along the Oregon Coast. The winding, tree-shaded drive leads to an awe-inspiring overlook at 800 ft (244 m). On clear days, views from the overlook can extend far out to sea and along the coastline. There are three hiking trails that begin at the day-use area, featuring the Whispering Spruce Trail that is wheel-chair accessible.

There is a $5 day-use fee or a valid recreation pass is required. There is a vault toilet but no drinkable water at the overlook. Restrooms and water can be found at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, located at the bottom of Cape Perpetua Lookout Rd.

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  • Parking:
    • Parking Lot
  • Passes Required:
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Easy
    • Moderate
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Ocean
    • Old Growth Forest
  • Trail Details:
    • Looped Trail
    • Point to Point Trail
  • Trail Length:
    • Short (under 2 miles)
    • Medium ( 2-5 miles)
  • Trail Users:
    • Hikers / Runners