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Cape Lookout

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GPS Coordinates: 45.339326, -123.997750

Sailors once told tales of sailing so far out to sea that ships would drop off the edge of the world and into oblivion. Although those old legends had nothing to do with Cape Lookout, you can definitely get the feeling that your hiking to the edge of the world (or at least the North American continent) here – and you’d be right! The cape is the longest and narrowest of any Oregon headland, measuring only a mile (1.6 km) across and 2.5 miles (3.5 km) out to sea. The excellent loop trail here will take you 500 feet over the raging Pacific Ocean. There’s probably no other place in Oregon where you’ll feel so surrounded and so connected to the coastal environment.

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