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Devil's Punchbowl

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Inside the Devil's Punchbowl (Steve Hart)
Another view (Steve Hart)



Devil's Punchbowl is easily viewed from above from Devil's Punchbowl State Park. A more interesting view is available at low tide, by hiking directly in to the cavern.

The Punchbowl was formed when the crashing surf began eroding two sea caves from the soft rock. After several centuries, the two caves combined and then the ceiling collapsed, creating an open topped area. Continued wave action has expanded the Punchbowl and will one day remove the entire point. Abandoned and collapsed paths right at the edge of the hole testify to the ongoing erosion.

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