Summary: Author Bill Sullivan describes the area this way: "Some of the most spectacular old-growth Sitka spruce forests on the Coast drape the wild canyons south of Cape Perpetua." This beautiful coastal hike offers big trees, some ocean views, and a good bit of exercise. Note: there is a $5 parking fee at the Visitors Center.
We will meet at the northeast parking lot of South Eugene High School at 8:00 AM on Sunday, August 10, and leave by no later than 8:30 AM for the trailhead. We strongly encourage you to participate in a carpool from SEHS to the hike location. The trailhead is approximately 1.5 hours from Eugene. The trail starts from the Cape Perpetua Visitors’ Center that is about 25 miles north of Florence on US Highway 101. The estimated return time back to Eugene is 4 PM.
Distance: 6 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 1100ft (plus some up-and-down)
Dogs: Up to 3 dogs (total) are welcome for this outing, and must be on leash or under voice control at all times.
Preparation: Participants should pack a lunch, snacks, and at least 2 quarts (liters) of water. It is possible that it will rain so it is advised to bring rain gear, and wear waterproof boots and quick drying clothing.
A $3 suggested donation to help support our outings program would be greatly appreciated.
About us: The Many Rivers Group is affiliated with State and National Sierra Club organizations. The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grass-roots environmental organization in the country, with nearly a million members and supporters nationwide. The Many Rivers Group is an all-volunteer organization that represents Sierra Club members in Douglas, Coos, and Lane counties. Please let us know us if you would like to join our conservation and environmental protection efforts. We also appreciate donations to support our outings and conservation programs.