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Cape Blanco

Cape Blanco


Easy
(exploration near lighthouse)
1 mile round trip
100 feet elevation gain

Moderate (north beach tour)
4-mile loop
250 feet elevation gain 

Left: Cape Blanco.
Below: The Cape Blanco lighthouse.

Oregon’s westernmost point was named Cabo Blanco (“White Cape”) on a disastrous 1602 Spanish sea exploration. Most of the crew died of scurvy, and no white men returned for 173 years. Park trails offer views of the picturesque headland and its windswept lighthouse, flashing a white beam to sea since 1870.


Drive ...

A post beyond the gate on the right...

For longer hikes,...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.


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