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Cape Lookout Trail

 4.5 (22)

Length


2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


199' 61 m

Ascent

-652' -199 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

852' 260 m

High

399' 122 m

Low

Shared By Sarah Baker

Conditions


All Clear 23 days ago
Muddy: A bit muddy today, but nothing out of the ordinary. Windward side is where most of the mud is History

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A trail through lush old-growth forest leading to sweeping views of the Pacific coast.

Sarah Baker

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Family Friendly The tail is well-maintained for the first 1.5 miles. This section is well graded with minimal obstacles and can be taken as an easy stroll. The lush forest with large trees is enjoyable for all ages.

Description

From the trailhead, head west through lush, mossy forest. The trail gently descends switchbacks to the first viewpoint which looks north along the coast at approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead. The trail is nicely graded and well maintained to the first viewpoint.

After the overlook, the trail condition deteriorates. The trail can be muddy with many slippery tree roots and puddles, especially after a rain. Eventually, views open to the south as the trail skirts the southern cliffs of Cape Lookout, with spectacular views down the coast. Rewarding views open up out to the Pacific Ocean once you reach the end of the Cape.

Flora & Fauna

The trail presents great scenes of large cedars and firs cover with moss, as well as many fallen nurse logs.

Contacts

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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Check-Ins

Jul 30, 2018
James Bradley
went about 1/3 of the way to geocache
Jul 25, 2018
Loren Garber
Jul 13, 2018
Greg Stelmach
Hiked to first viewpoint and back. Fun little jaunt before lunch
Jul 11, 2018
Jeff Cunningham
Jun 29, 2018
Thomas Webb
Jun 25, 2018
John Stone
Jun 23, 2018
Christy Harrison
Jun 18, 2018
Kalen Walkington

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 22 votes

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  4.5 from 22 votes
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Scott Sichler   Oregon
One of my favorites in Oregon. I went to Boy Scout camp nearby and first did this trail a long time ago but it's still the same. Jul 13, 2017

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