Guided Field Trip: Cape Perpetua’s Giant Spruce Trail

Posted by OCVA / April 16, 2014

Saturday, April 19.  “Plant & Bird Field Trip along Cape Perpetua’s Giant Spruce Trail.”  

Join Sally Lockyear and Betty Bahn as they lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip along a trail that parallels Cape Creek and boasts old growth trees along with an abundance of native flowers and shrubs.  The namesake of the trail is a nearly 600 year old Sitka spruce towering 185 feet tall with a circumference of 40 feet that is also recognized by the state as an Oregon Heritage Tree (http://www.yachats.info/history/Giant_Spruce.html).  The trip will last about 2 hours; the trail is two miles round-trip and is rated as  moderately difficult.  All are welcome to this free event, however, a pass or a $5 daily fee is required for parking.  Meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center parking lot at 9 AM.  For more information call 541-961-1307.

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