Oregon Coast Trail
The Oregon Coast trail features ocean views and a 2.6-mile in-and-out trail starting at the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center that goes through the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and meets up with Gwynn Creek and Cummins Creek Loop Trails. It’s a great hike to get a clear view of the Oregon Coastline.
Captain Cook Trail
A 1-mile loop that takes you from sea spray through the lush Oregon forests and back, the paved Captain Cook Trail leads you past an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp, through wind-sculpted vegetation, around Native American shell middens and down to the tidepools. At high tide the Spouting Horn and Thor’s Well can be observed from Cook’s Chasm.
Right across the street from the Overleaf Lodge, the Ya’xaik Trail-Gerdemann Preserve Loop Hike is a gentle 2.1-mile hike through the beautiful coastal forest and the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve, a collection of both native and exotic plant species that are blooming this time of year. It’s perfect for those who want to explore the Oregon Coast’s diverse nature just steps from the Overleaf.
Devil’s Churn developed over many thousands of years as wave action carved into the basalt shoreline, first forming a deep sea cave where the roof eventually collapsed. As the tide comes in it can throw spray several hundred feet into the air when the waves reach the end of the churn. Visitors are urged to be cautious when visiting the churn as it can be dangerous, but it’s a must-see destination when visiting the Central Oregon Coast.
Historic 804 Trail
Step outside your Overleaf room and head north on the Historic 804 Trail for a beautiful stroll along the rocky coastline to wake up to ocean spray and barking sea lions. If you go far enough, you will enjoy a walk in the sand along Tillicum Beach. It’s the perfect way to start your day here in Yachats at the Overleaf.
Cooks Ridge Trail
Looking to get your heart rate up while exploring the beautiful old growth forest on the Oregon Coast? At 6.5 miles long, the Cook’s Ridge Trail begins in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center uppermost parking lot and connects four different trails to complete the loop. It can be steep in places, so watch your footing, but Cooks Ridge Trail is a great hike near Yachats for those wanting to stretch their legs.