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Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach
(4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Stretching 14 km (9 mi) along the Pacific, Ecola State Park features lush forests, open ocean views, wildlife, nature trails, and picnic spots. Hiking through the forest, you'll come across cliff-side viewpoints, offering views of secluded coves, forested promontories, and an abandoned lighthouse. Wear good hiking boots and be ready for deer, elk, eagle, and whale encounters. There may be surfers and beach goers on some of the shores, as well as groups of people gathered to watch marine life that has adapted to living on the rocks in the shallow ocean pools. Before you head to Cannon Beach, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cannon Beach trip generator, to make sure you see all that Cannon Beach has to offer, including Ecola State Park.
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  • Beautiful park in the most scenic of areas next to amazing beaches with stunning views. Well worth doing the hike down to Crescent Beach as we had the whole beach to ourselves. Other trails and restro...  more »
  • We walked around ecola park for an hour. Some paths were closed but the one we to offered magnificent ocean views. Magnificent scenery. One trip here was enough though because the trails are limited i...  more »
  • Ecola State Park was our second stop on our Oregon coastline adventure and for me probably the most memorable. We walked up to the overlook in light rain. As we crested the top and saw the view it was...  more »
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  • Beautiful and something for everyone! $5.00 state park entrance. The tides rolls out to reveal some beautiful little tide pools and hidden beach gems. Just don't get stuck! The main beach is wind protected with a long sand so toddlers can roam without too much insecurity. Ecola was also a hot spot for kayaking and boarding.
  • This place is amazing, don't turn around if there is a wait time to get it. Be aware that it's a little intimidating to drive up to the entrance with all the turns, but that also had to do with the driver. I found this place by accident looking for a parking spot, long story. This may be one of the best accidents I've ever made. In addition there are 2 hikes down the 2 beaches. Worth the hike, but where hiking shoes and bring a small towel to wipe sand from the beach off your feet. Short drive from Seaside, OR.
  • Highly recommendable place to visit. Cost $5 to park your car. You can take a short hike to an Indian beach or drive and it is amazingly beautiful hidden gem. We actually witness someone proposing there. That's how romantic that place is! Totally worth it.
  • You haven't really seen Canon Beach until you've seen it from this viewpoint! Lots of forest wandering as well. Well worth the $5 fee for a day pass.
  • The best 5$ invested in our trip (5$ per car). The hike trail is amazing with nice views on the ocean while also hiking in the wood. Spectacular view of the ocean right next to the parking. Some picnic tables where you can eat.