Cape Lookout Hike
Length: 5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 930 feet
Start at the trailhead and hike through the forest. The trail is slightly downhill and can be quite muddy, however, there are boardwalks to help. You will come out of the forest close to the tip of the cape. Be careful here as the trail parallels steep cliffs. At the tip of the cape there is an area to whale watch, enjoy the view, and rest before heading back.
The massive Sitka Spruce trees along the hike out to the viewpoint are beautiful. The viewpoint is worth the distance; to be so far out on the ocean and look back at the shoreline is breath taking.
Day Use Parking: No Fee.
Day Use: Year Round.
Directions: 90 minute drive from Salem.
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