Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park
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  • MarianneJ438
    Santa Rosa, California36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievably beautiful!
    I thought we were going to another sandy beach but you drive through a lush forest for several minutes to get to a very scenic viewpoint. After walking just a bit, there was a beautiful view of Cannon Beach! There were people from Minnesota, Canada, everyone just admiring the view and taking photos of each other. Absolutely lovely!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • James c
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent scenery
    2nd stop on my 10 day oregon trip. The park is near cannon beach, you pay $5 to park. The first stop should be the scenic view above the cliffs...beautiful, then hike the Indian beach trail to the right, which is two miles through forest but a short hike to the actual view of indian beach and cliffs, I did just this. You can then drive to indian beach without hiking, its a walk down to get to it but its a great beach to chill on and just relax
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 August 2023
  • EpicGuy12
    Queen Creek, Arizona879 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location
    When we were in town the weather was quite rainy windy and cold however it didn't take away from the views this park provides. Looking down on the beach as the large waves rolled in and the storm clouds came in over the top really just added to our visit. This park really is beautiful and is quite a gem whether it be at the view point, Indian Beach or looking at the large moss covered trees that surround the road. While not a large park, the views that it provides are enormous.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2024
  • B d A
    Athens, Greece982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpectedly invigorating
    Reminiscent of the extraordinary fauna and seascape in parts of the South Island in New Zealand, Moeraki, lake to make a poetic analogy. Luscious, almost lascivious, sign posted, fine road sealing, few people in te early morning, frothy vistas, 12-Apostles type minisculized. An extraordinary ambulation from Astoria.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2024
  • Have Camera, Will Travel
    South Bend, Indiana3,645 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views!
    For my partner and I, this was the better experience than Cannon Beach. The views around Ecola were amazing. We got managed a ton of pictures. The "Goonie Overlook" was awesome. We followed a trail down to the ocean and took some amazing photos of Tillamook Lighthouse out in the distance. We drove over to Indian Beach and watched the surfers and took pictures. The whole park is beautiful, including the drive in and out.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2024
  • geoguy2017
    Albuquerque, New Mexico57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth your time to visit
    This was our most recent of many visit to Ecola State Park over the last decade. It is a must-see when visiting Cannon Beach. The iconic southward view of the shoreline from the Ecola Point viewpoint is definitely worth the visitor fee. The observation deck slid down the cliff some years ago but views are still great. Landslides also took out the trail around the west end of the point, but substitute that with going about a third of a mile down the Indian Beach trail and you'll get great shoreline views, sea arch, seabird rookeries, Tillamook Lighthouse, etc. Indian Beach is a wonderful destination on its own (you can drive there), especially at low tide. And, you can access other hiking trails from there, too.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 June 2024
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gypsymama3
224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
So we got up early to come here to avoid the crowds during this pandemic! We got there about 8:00 ..

Their were only 4 other cars in the parking lot.
It’s a open beach with big rocks and caves.. with tide pools which were cool .. we were luck enough to see a bald eagle on our walk, seashells, silver dollars.. we just kept walking and we did about 10 miles down the beach!

Get there early by the time we left the parking lot was crazy and crowded...
Written 8 August 2020
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Deborah S
70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
With it being the time the gray whales are coming through this park boasts some great lookout points. Unfortunate for us the weather on New Years Eve was horrible. The wind and rain made it not an enjoyable visit. New Years Day let us have a short window of good weather to enjoy the views. Even though we did not see any whales the views were gorgeous. Beautiful views of the beaches and Haystack rock. Waves crashing around the lighthouse and bald eagles flying over head. Be sure to dress warm and dry for the rainy season.
Written 2 January 2020
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Racer70
Lithopolis, OH215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My 12 yr. old daughter and I hiked the Crescent Beach Trail on August 7, 2021. You park at the trail head and there is quite a bit of parking available, but the earlier the better because it starts to get busy as the surfer crowd shows up. There are bath rooms and a auto-pay kiosk to pay for your day use at the park ($5).

The trail is generally well marked and will be muddy if it's wet or foggy, which is often the case. Hiking shoes and water are recommended and the trail is challenging with elevations changes through the forest as it makes its way down to the beach. It takes about an hour each way, give or take a few minutes and your skill level. Enjoy the views of the beach and the forest!
Written 19 August 2021
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Hrach Hovhannisyan
Portland, OR19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
As a professional photographer, this is my favorite place capture the sunrise at Cannon Beach! In my opinion, view from here during sunrise is way more beautiful rather than right from Cannon Beach (however, the sunset might be vice versa).
But. You might not always be lucky! Even if the forecast shows nice weather. Sometimes it's too cloudy, sometimes just an open sky, not very attractive of photogenic etc. So, little luck needed :)
The daily fee is $5 (always better to have cash with you. do not only rely on credit card payment). If you live in Oregon, better to obtain yearly State Parks pass.
Overall, 100% worth to visit.
From there you can also hike or drive to Indian Beach, which is also nice.
Written 6 March 2023
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B d A
Athens, Greece982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Reminiscent of the extraordinary fauna and seascape in parts of the South Island in New Zealand, Moeraki, lake to make a poetic analogy. Luscious, almost lascivious, sign posted, fine road sealing, few people in te early morning, frothy vistas, 12-Apostles type minisculized. An extraordinary ambulation from Astoria.
Written 17 May 2024
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Vincent P
Oakland, CA51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and easily accessible. The 2.5 catslop loop is gorgeous. Recommend going counterclockwise so that your hike up is on the more well groomed wide service road, while the way down is on the less sure-footed narrow trail. Great tidepools at low tide on south end of Indian beach with many sea-stars, crabs, etc.
Written 25 July 2021
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Deb C
Parker, CO185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took a hike down to crescent beach which was worth the hike and saw few people. It was a muddy hike thru the green green forest. I would highly recommend this hike to those adventurous to follow the trail down to the waters edge.
Written 16 February 2020
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Cryptic_Tourist
Saint Louis, MO983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Wow. My husband and I were blown away with the absolutely beautiful Ecola State Park. When you first drive in it’s so lush and green! You do have to pay a small fee to get in, but once you get parked make sure you hit up The Clatsop Loop trail. Start at the the beginning and do the whole thing! It’s so gorgeous and you’ll be rewarded with some beautiful views at the end. Most people just do the very first part to see the views and then leave but it’s so pretty. After our hike we hit the beach and walked that as well, absolutely stunning. People of the PNW are so lucky to have this beautiful treasure.
Written 12 July 2023
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ziggyanddaisy
Chicago, IL45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My one star is for the Indian Trail at Ecola Park. It is not a reflection of the beauty of the area or the lovely picnic area off the parking lot. The trail is not marked as difficult so my family started on it. It is NOT maintained. We had to stoop under fallen trees that blocked the path - why a ranger with a chain saw wasn't out there days after the tree fell is unbelievable as this is a hazard. The path is muddy and there are steep fall offs that need a guard rail. There is an overlook area with two pieces of wire warning you of the "plummet to your death" fall on the other side.

Safety is my major concern, but the climb is steep. For many it will be a great workout, but there should be signage to warn those who might be less fit that this is a intermediate to difficult trail. I am recovering from chemotherapy and feel quite good, but I don't have the stamina I had prior to treatment. I want to exercise, but I would have liked some warning that this trail may not have been a good choice.
Written 13 June 2024
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richardfsjr
Portland, OR72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I have been here a bunch of times and I love this park. It takes me about an hour and twenty minutes to get here but it is worth the trip. There are a lot of views of the ocean and the trails are pretty easy. If you go here to see elk, I recommend going down into Cannon Beach and off Route 101 Ecola Creek. There seems to be a better chance to see them here than in the park.
Written 3 January 2023
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