Cape Perpetua

OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, This mountaintop overlook gives views of US 101 hugging the sea cliffs below [Ask for #276.514.]
View from the Cape Perpetua Overlook at the top of the cape. [Ask for #276.514.]

Noted English explorer Captain James Cook was the first European to visit Cape Perpetua, in 1778, and named it for St. Perpetua, a Third Century martyr. It's an 800 foot tall forested headland, the steepest such along this stretch of highway. The Siuslaw (SY-use-law) National Forest manages it as a scenic area and has built a visitors center, a network of hiking paths, and a number of boardwalks and steps leading to the ocean.

OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, View. [Ask for #278.134.]


View from the Cape Perpetua Overlook. [Ask for #278.134.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, Fog sits over the cape, as the Coast Range rises above it [Ask for #276.997.]


Fog over Cape Perpetua [Ask for #276.997.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, View. [Ask for #278.131.]


Step footpath leads down a cliff at the Devil's Churn at Cape Perpetua. [Ask for #278.131.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, View. [Ask for #278.129.]


View from the Cape Perpetua Overlook. [Ask for #278.129.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Devils Churn Day Use Area, Paved path descends sea cliffs to Devils Churn [Ask for #278.086.]


Paved path descends sea cliffs to Devils Churn [Ask for #278.086.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Devils Churn Day Use Area, Path decends through forests to reach cliffs. [Ask for #278.085.]


Path descends through forests to reach cliffs. [Ask for #278.085.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cooks Chasm Viewpoint, Sea birds wade in the surf on the packed sand of the beach's shore [Ask for #276.A44.]


Sea birds wade in the surf on the packed sand of the beach's shore [Ask for #276.A44.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cooks Chasm Viewpoint, A path descends on stairs to a sandy beach in a remote cove, as fog rolls in [Ask for #276.A42.]


A path descends on stairs to a sandy beach in a remote cove, as fog rolls in [Ask for #276.A42.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cooks Chasm Viewpoint, View over a sandy beach in a remote cove, as fog rolls in [Ask for #276.A36.]


View over a sandy beach in a remote cove, as fog rolls in. [Ask for #276.A36.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Devils Churn Day Use Area, Paved path descends sea cliffs to Devils Churn [Ask for #278.088.]


Paved path descends sea cliffs to Devils Churn [Ask for #278.088.]
OR: South Coast Region, Lane County, Pacific Coast, Cape Perpetua Area, Cape Perpetua National Scenic Area, Cape Perpetua Overlook, Wood trail sign gives directions for St. Perpetua Trail [Ask for #276.A01.]


Sign for the St. Perpetua Trail. [Ask for #276.A01.]
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