This trail is dedicated to the memory of Amanda, a blind Coos woman who suffered injustices during the reservation years in the 1860s. The trail reopened on National Trails Day, June 4 2016 after being closed since December 2015.
The trail is located at Forest Hill Street, Number 5533.
The first part of this trail is a moderate hike of approximately 1.2 miles from Yachats Ocean Road, south to the site of the Amanda statue. Walk south on Yachats Ocean Road, and at its end follow the path on the west side of Highway 101 until you reach Windy Way. Here the trail crosses the highway to the east side and passes through lush coastal woodland with occasional panoramic ocean views. Cross the driveway of Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast and reenter the forest. Where the trail comes to a steep driveway, you need to walk up the driveway for a short distance to find its continuation
Soon after the driveway you will come to the site of the Amanda statue and a stream crossing. Before continuing, read about Amanda on the nearby interpretive signs. From this point the trail continues south for another 2.2 miles, with a strenuous climb to the summit of Cape Perpetua. There is parking also at the summit (requiring a pass), so that if there are two cars available, a small group can arrange a one-way hike.