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Harts Cove Overlook

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

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Chitwood Creek Falls at the head of Hart's Cove (bobcat)

Description

This meadow exemplifies one of the rarest ecosystems in Oregon, the marine headland meadow. Here in eras past, massive lava flows entered the Pacific Ocean. Now millennia later, the high winds and storms have prevented the growth of forest and the land is dominated by flowers and grasses. This habitat is key to several endangered species including the Oregon silverspot butterfly.

On a clear day from this area, you can see for miles. Be sure to look at Chitwood Creek Falls, deep in Harts Cove. This waterfall is what gave Cascade Head its name. Scan the waters for seals, sea lions, and various sea birds.

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