Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ecola State Park and many more Cannon Beach attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cannon Beach day trip planning website .
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  • Driving to Ecola State Park at the north end of Cannon Beach is easy and great fun to drive through a residential area and then into the forested winding drive with moss covered trees while spotting d...  more »
  • Really beautiful area, a truly american gem ! The beach, wales are actually there and it is unbelievable!!  more »
  • We were very fortunate to be there on an almost cloudless January morning. We will now have photographs and memories that will last a lifetime of the early morning light over a turbulent ocean with th...  more »
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  • This used to be a little Hidden Gem and I've loved it ever since I found a back then. The hiking trail is deceptively long even though it's not a great distance. Crescent Beach is usually pristine and untouched each day by only a few humans. Sunsets off the peninsula and wind swept trees are unreal. You'll find a small group of 8-12 elk on a regular basis eating grass near the parking lot too so be ready and remember it's not a petting zoo ;)
  • A Beautiful, beautiful part of the world. Overlooking the stunning Cannon Beach, famed for Haystack Rock, as seen in the movie "The Goonies". This is the wild Pacific North West at its finest. Everything about this visit is fantastic: the drive down Subset highway from Portland; the delightfully sleepy seaside town, and the staggering weather. This is a treat, in rain, hail, or shine.
  • If it's a clear day and you're a fan of rugged coastal terrain and jaw dropping views of the northern Oregon coast, this is your place! With awesome forests with trees that have endured decades of Pacific weather, the state park provides restrooms and trail maps. Trails range from short and easy to steep and intended solely for the experienced, hearty hikers. Go!!
  • Did the easy 2.6 mile clatstop loop trail this morning. Beautiful views of the Oregon coast and the Tillamook Rock lighthouse. The Indian beach parking lot is quite large and was nearly empty when we arrived around 9.30am, but by the time we left around noon, it was full. Recommend coming early if weather is good.
  • Great park, really wish the weather was better when I was there and I had known that The Goonies and Point Break were filmed there. Cool old forest and great cliff walks with amazing coastal vistas.
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