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A section of the Oregon coast named by Captain Cook himself, Cape Perpetua is a breathtaking scenic area with 26 miles of hiking trails, forests, and ocean overlooks. At its highest point, Cape Perpetua rises to over 800 feet, allowing an observer to see as far as 37 miles on a clear day. There’s no question that the area’s beautiful, but that’s not really why it’s famous.

Home to three uniquely dangerous water features, Devil's Churn, Spouting Horn and Thor's Well are all super photogenic natural phenomenon. The most popular of the three, Thor’s Well is a gaping sinkhole that gives the appearance of draining the ocean, made even more dramatic at high tide.

Take a look at some of our favorite pictures of it:

Another cool shot of THORS WELL... #thorswell #thorswelloregon #travelingstrangers

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Thors Well, epic + dangerous = fun

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