This summer, visitors to the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area can take guided hikes to discover the land and sea at Cape Perpetua.
The Walk with a Ranger series, beginning at noon each Monday through August 26, takes visitors on a guided 1-hour hike on easy to moderate trails starting from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Hikers can learn about the local flora and fauna of the Cape and even a few secrets about the area from a retired chief park ranger.
On Wednesdays through August 28, visitors can learn about the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve located offshore. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday, Tara DuBois, Communications Coordinator for the Cape Perpetua Collaborative, will be on hand to share information on the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, Oregon’s biggest marine reserve. Later in the day at 3 p.m., Tara will take hikers on a guided trip along the Captain Cook Trail where she will explore with visitors how the marine reserve allows a vast web of interconnected species to thrive and survive. Cape Perpetua is located along Hwy 101, between Yachats and Florence. (facebook.com/capeperpetuamarinereserve)