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blue Cape Lookout Trail

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2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 199' 61 m
Descent: -652' -199 m
High: 852' 260 m
Low: 399' 122 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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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.

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Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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May 26, 2019
Autumn Fuches
Apr 28, 2019
Austin Mower
Mar 2, 2019
John Fotheringham
5.5mi
Jan 25, 2019
dana pdxhiker
Did cape trail. Gorgeous views. You can hear the Pacific Ocean throughout the trail, including the sound of whales. 4.7mi
Dec 25, 2018
Kelli Tolocka
Beautiful hike! Not too muddy. 5.4mi
Oct 20, 2018
Brad Lynch
Jul 30, 2018
James Bradley
went about 1/3 of the way to geocache

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  4.6 from 32 votes

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