Take an easy hike along the coastline on the historic Yachats 804 Trail and view expansive ocean vistas beginning at Smelt Sands State Wayside south to the Yachats River. There are benches and picnic tables along the trail, so pack a snack and enjoy a sunset or watch the waves crash on the rocks. Sitka Spruce and Shore Pine forest, oceanfront meadows, riparian wetland areas and a small pebble beach can all be found along the trail. The Yachats State Recreation Area, located at the west end of 2nd Street in downtown Yachats, offers an excellent view of Cape Perpetua, the big mouth of the little Yachats River and the beautiful Yachats bay. The park includes a viewing platform for tidepools and other sea life, including gray whales during their migration period, as well as a grassy picnic area. Portions of the trail are wheelchair accessible. Pick up a copy of the Yachats Trails brochure at the Yachats Chamber of Commerce, located at 241 Hwy.101, or call (541) 547-3530 for more information.