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Cape Sebastian

Intermediate

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -726' -221 m
High: 668' 203 m
Low: 20' 6 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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A run down, past views from a wave-lashed headland, to the beach at Hunters Cove.

Bruce Hope

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views

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

Need to Know

If you decide to run from the Cape Sebastian Viewpoint along the beach at Hunters Cove to the Myers Creek Wayside (either out-and-back or as a shuttle), pay attention to the tides. At high tide, getting on to the beach and running along it can be difficult or it may be impassable.

Description

This trail starts at the Cape Sebastian Viewpoint parking lot off Highway 101, 5.0 miles south of Gold Beach and just north of milepost 335. From there, it is an asphalt path out to a viewpoint at the tip of the cape. Then, it becomes a dirt trail that switchbacks down some 1,000 feet through a Sitka spruce forest, to a rocky bench at the base of the cape. Here, waves pound and explode off of the cape's bedrock in all weathers. The trail contours on the rocky bench and then drops to the beach. A handline has been installed to make it easier to negotiate the last 20 feet or so to and from the beach.

Explore the beach and return the way you came or, if you've arranged a shuttle, go south on the beach (paying attention to the tides) for about a mile to the Myers Creek Wayside.

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Hunters Island from Cape Sebastian
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR
Wave action at Cape Sebastian
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR
Looking south from the Cape Sebastian Viewpoint
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR
Where the bedrock of Cape Sebastian is exposed to the sea
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR
A handline is provided to help you get on and off the beach.
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR
Traversing above the cliffs at Cape Sebastian (blue dot is a person)
Nov 21, 2018 near Gold Beach, OR

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