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Cape Ferrelo Viewpoint

Easy/Intermediate

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 158' 48 m
Descent: -415' -127 m
High: 475' 145 m
Low: 207' 63 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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A short run that leads to a viewpoint on a grassy, windswept cape with expansive views of the Oregon coast.

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The trail is open year-round but is best visited on a clear day.

Description

The trail (which is part of the Oregon Coast Trail) to the viewpoint starts at House Rock Viewpoint parking area, just off of Highway 101, at milepost 351. From there, it contours its way south through deep forest, low trees, and brush, and then out across open, rolling, grassy bluffs to the tip of the Cape. Be careful of getting too close to the Cape's edges; they are not as solid as they look and it's a long drop into the ocean. The Cape offers (on a clear day) big views both north and south along the coast and out to sea. It is also a great spot for sunsets and for whale watching in fall and spring.

You can either return the way you came back to the House Rock Viewpoint or, if you've arranged a shuttle, back-track about 0.25 miles, and then follow the Oregon Coast Trail for about 0.5 miles south to the parking lot at the Lone Ranch Picnic Area. You can also access the beach from here.

Flora & Fauna

The viewpoint on the Cape is an excellent spot for whale watching in fall and spring.

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Jan 1, 2019
Nathan Pitt
Took wrong trail from parking lot and followed faint trails in woods until finding main trail. Great way to start the new year. 3.1mi

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View from the trail to Cape Ferrelo
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR
Crossing the open grassy fields on the cape.
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR
Looking north from Cape Ferrelo
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR
The rocky headland at Cape Ferrelo
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR
Looking south from Cape Ferrelo
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR
Through deep forest on the way to Cape Ferrelo
Nov 21, 2018 near Brookings, OR

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