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Devil's Churn

2400 Us 101, Yachats, Oregon 97439 USA

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Devils Churn is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, south of Yachats. It is located in the Siuslaw National Forest and is accessible via the Restless Waters trail[1] from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area visitor's center or the U.S. Route 101 overlook. Access to the trail requires a United States Forest Service pass. The inlet developed over many thousands of years as wave action carved into the basalt shoreline, first forming a deep sea cave whose 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.

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June 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

Loved stopping here! Enjoy a half mile loop that takes you by the amazing rocks with the waves splashing.

The hike down to the rocks, is a mix of steep walkways and stairs, but it’s worth it to see the waves up close.

We were hoping for some tide pool action, but were unable to see anything, except for tadpoles.

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July 18, 2019
Rated 3.0

this look really cool in the pictures that we saw online unfortunately you have to wait for about a half an hour for a really good wave to hit to make the effects it and all the pictures show up. otherwise it's just water sloshing in and sloshing out sloshing in and sloshing out. I'm sure there's a better time of year maybe for this order to do it during high tide when the water may make more of an effect but when we were there at approximately 11:30 it didn't look the best.

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June 26, 2018
Rated 5.0

1/2 mike walk/hike. Has stairs and a little steep until you get to the bottom. If you continue, it’s rocky. Beautiful place, definitely worth the stop even if you view it from the top without walking down.

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Devil's Churn

2400 Us 101
Yachats, Oregon
97439 USA
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