Day Hike at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

So we aren’t caught up on our blogging but I wanted to post this cool hike we did recently. The views were great but it was an extremely strenuous hike through what seemed like temperate rain forest, mud, overgrowth and lot’s of roots.

We left from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and hiked the St. Perpetua Trail which connects to Amanda’s Trail and then back again. We wanted to try and get close to the 10 mile mark on our hiking for the day but had planned a seperate route combining 3 trails when we found the Amanda Trail.

The Amanda Trail is gorgeous scenery and extremely rugged dropping down from about 900ft above sea level to about 50ft and then back again. Everything hurt when we were done but it was extremely satisfying and educational to learn about Amanda, who was a blind women forced to leave her child and march for miles along this rugged terrain barefoot and bleeding.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/trail_along_oregon_coast_near.html

I highly suggest taking a look at the link above to learn a little about Amanda and her story, which is the story of so many Native American Tribes.

This is our route:

Day At Cape Perpetua


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