Cape Sebastian (Oregon Coast) 06-Dec-2017

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Having been granted a foul weather reprieve for one more dry visit to the Oregon Coast this year, we headed there to walk on the beach and enjoy a few short hikes. The second of these was an out-and-back (3.6 miles roundtrip; 1,000 feet of elevation gain) – on a section of the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) – from the viewpoint atop Cape Sebastian (the highest point on the Southern Oregon Coast) to Hunters Cove.  This hike in the Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor was a great one through stands of Sitka spruce past a wave-pounded rocky promentory to the wide beach at the Cove. Along the way we had stunning close-up views of the rugged coastline on yet another  bluebird day!

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Looking south from the Cape Sebastian viewpoint

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Looking north from the Cape Sebastian viewpoint; Humbug Mountain on the horizon

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Through the forest along the OCT

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Through dense thickets of salal along the OCT

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

The rocky promentory at the base of Cape Sebastian

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Waves pound the coast even in calm weather

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

The OCT skirts the edge of the cliff (blue dot is LovedOne)

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

At the edge of the cliff

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Waves pound the coast even in calm weather

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Hunters Cove from the OCT

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Hunters Island from the OCT

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Here the beach (at low tide) becomes the OCT

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

The beach at Hunters Cove

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Black Rock at the south end of Hunters Cove

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Detail at Hunters Cove

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Sunset at Brookings, Oregon

HOME