"The Edge: Steep Dropoff into Nothingness, Ocean" Cape Lookout State Park Warnings Or Dangers Tip by glabah
Cape Lookout State Park Warnings and Dangers: 1 reviews and 5 photos
Over the years, improvements have been made to Oregon State Parks, especially when it comes to hand rails next to steep cliffs.
However, in a number of places, you will find that the steep cliffs remain unprotected. In some cases it is simply too difficult to build a railing next to the trail everywhere, and in other cases it is simply that resources don't exist to construct railings yet.
Most of these places aren't for people who are severely uneasy with heights either.
Cape Lookout State Park is one of those many, many places in the Pacific Northwest where visitors have to take safety into their own hands, and be very careful as they walk along a trail that runs along the edge of the cliff in a number of places.
There isn't much to prevent you from falling several hundred feet down into the ocean if you get too close to the edge or trip over something and fall into the nothingness above the ocean.
What handrails there are along the edge of the cliff are the old steel cable type that really date from the 1940s or 1950s, and modern visitors are usually not used to such flimsy protections on the edge of such a cliff.
Don't expect the state parks crews to be able to rope off entire forests for your protection, but at this location you are really going to want to watch yourself (and any children that are traveling with you) and stay away from the edge!
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