Difficult (from visitor center)
1100 feet elevation gain
Difficult (from Cummins Creek)
1500 feet elevation gain
Left: Cummins Creek
Below: Sitka spruce along the Oregon Coast Trail.
Some of the most spectacular old-growth Sitka spruce forests on the Coast drape the wild canyons south of Cape Perpetua. A 5.8-mile loop from the visitor center follows the crest of Cooks Ridge and traverses back through Gwynn Creek’s secluded valley. The Forest Service charges $5 to park at the visitor center, but there’s no fee at the Cummins Creek Trailhead, where a longer loop around the beautiful Gwynn Creek valley begins.
For the short loop, drive ...
For the longer loop ...
Although the official Cummins Creek Trail doesn’t go to ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.