10 Hidden Locations That are Bucket List Worthy

There is a place in Oregon that mother nature has created, and it is mesmerizing to watch. 

This place is called Thor’s Well, and it looks like a bottomless sinkhole bordering the shore of the Pacific Ocean. It’s the kind of spot where you do not want to get too close but at the same time, you can’t seem to stay away from it either. It is located a few miles south of Yachats, Oregon near Cape Perpetua. The hole was named after the Romanian God “Norse” who was the “God of Thunder.”

Nature creates these amazing places for us to see all the time. This one was created after a sea cave collapsed underwater and it is now a tourist attraction with the display of wild suctioned waters.

The Hole

When the ocean is in high tide, the water fills up from the bottom, splashes upward, and then it seems to drain back down the hole all in one wave. It is truly hypnotizing. The hole was measured to be about 20 feet deep, so it is not a bottomless pit, but it sure does look that way from the top.

There is no specific season or time that you should go to see the water in action. But to experience the full effect it is suggested that you check for high tides and go an hour before they begin. The high tides are what makes the water in the hole look so dramatic and unbelievable.

Getting there

Getting to Thor’s Well is rather easy. It is about three miles from Cape Perpetua visiting center and it is suggested to park at the Cooks Chasm pull out. From there you can take the small hike down to Thor’s Hole.

You don’t have to hike down if you don’t want to, but there is a scenic trail you can follow. The views are amazing and when you’re closer, you get to experience the full effect.

Bonus Sites

When visiting this amazing site, two bonus locations are nearby and worth doing making the extra walking for. They are both within walking distance of each other and they are the Devil’s Churn and the Spouting Horn.

Devils Churn is about half a mile away and from Thor’s Well. It is a thin indention that comes into the shore from the Pacific Ocean. It has a small trail that you can walk down the side to get a better view of the water splashing against the huge rocks.

Spouting horn is also about a minute away from Thor’s Well. The pressure of the waves and air builds up inside of the rock until it explodes out through the top. It is like when a whale comes up for air and spouts all the water out of the top of its head. It does the same thing but only comes from this one rock and it is amazing to watch.

For all three locations, I would go during high tide and watch nature at its finest.