Cape Ferrelo Hike

Samuel P. Boardman Scenic Corridor

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Cape Ferrelo Hike

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  • Entrance to Cape Ferrelo.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • Mushrooms along the trail.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • Heading out to Cape Ferrelo.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • The coastal rocks come into view.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • Magnificent views from this trail.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • From the trail, Lone Ranch Beach can be seen below.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • The Oregon Coast Trail crosses the trail to Cape Ferrelo.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • A tempting place to sit and admire the view.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
  • Heading back from Cape Ferrelo.- Cape Ferrelo Hike
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
An easy, flat hike. Marvelous views. Wildflowers in season.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
145 ft (44 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
40 ft (12 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Hike Description

Hike Description

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At the southern end of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor are two nice areas to explore: Lone Ranch Beach and the short hike around Cape Ferrelo, one of the best short hikes in the park.

From the small parking area just off Highway 1, the trail heads out through low trees and brush. In a short while the trees give way to grassy rolling coastal bluffs that offer outstanding views both north and south. The trail meanders around the curving point with many places to sit and admire the scenery. On the south side of the cape there is a great view of Lone Ranch Beach and beyond to Brookings and California. Be sure to stop at the marvelous hilltop bench to take in a bit more of the beauty before heading back across the cape to the parking area. There is also a trail the branches off to the south below the bench that leads to Lone Ranch Beach and beyond.

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