The Cummins Creek Wilderness features the only old-growth Sitka spruce forest in Oregon. Massive alder, maples and Sitka spruce trees hang over the trail with some of the Sitka spruces reaching nine feet (2.7 m) in diameter. The scenic 9.2 mile (14.8 km) Cummins Creek Trail loops along a ridge line through an old growth forest. The trail can be accessed from the Cummins Creek Trailhead, located approximately one mile south of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.
The trail begins by following an old roadbed for the first 1.4 miles (2.3 km) and ascends into the Siuslaw National Forest. This multi-use trail accommodates both hikers and mountain bikers, so please practice trail etiquette and safety. Multiple trails connect to the loop so you can vary your hike or ride for different lengths and destinations. There are no restrooms or potable water at the trailhead but restrooms are one mile (1.7 km) down Highway 101 at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.