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Whispering Spruce Trail - Cape Perpetua

A short but beautiful walk through a forest to a cliffside overlook of Cape Perpetua below.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.4 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is a short hike through the woods to a stone structure with amazing views of Cape Perpetua below. There are two main viewpoints ... more »

Tips:  From Rte 101 on the north end of Cape Perpetua take the Cummins Peak Road off the highway and then your first left to climb several... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Lot

You'll need a Northwest Forest Pass to park here.

2. Small overlook area

Feel free to stop here but the better views are up ahead on the trail. The included photo is looking up at the viewpoint from below.

3. Cliffside Rock Shelter Overlook

Look down at beautiful and rocky Cape Perpetua State Park below you. The pictures from below here are looking up at the the cliffside you will be walking on.