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Whispering Spruce Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the Whispering Spruce Trailhead, Cape Perpetua (bobcat)

Contents

Hikes including this trailhead

Fees, Regulations, Facilities

  • Northwest Forest Pass required
  • Dogs on leash

Driving Directions

From Portland:

Drive I-5 South to Exit 278 for Donald and Aurora.

After exiting, turn right onto Ehlen Road, which becomes Yergen Road, and drive 3.6 miles.

At a crossroads, continue straight on McKay Road for 3.4 miles.

At the T-junction with Highway 219, turn right, and proceed 3.1 miles, crossing the Willamette River.

Turn left onto the Newberg/Dundee Bypass, and go 4.2 miles.

Bear right at the merge with Highway 99W, and drive another 3.2 miles.

Then turn left onto Highway 18 for Dayton and the Oregon Coast. Keep on Highway 18 for 52.1 miles.

Before Highway 101, there’s a junction where cars going north peel off to the right for Neskowin and Tillamook. Drive 0.7 more miles and merge with Highway 101 South.

Drive 58.9 miles through Lincoln City and then Newport, crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge to pass through the communities of Seal Rock, Waldport, and Yachats.

Make a left turn for the Cape Perpetua Campground and Day Use Area. Keep left for the Day Use Area and drive 0.9 miles on FR 55 to the junction with FR 5553.

Keep left here and continue up to the parking loop on the top of Cape Perpetua.


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