Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach

4.8
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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  • The views from the cliffs were amazing. Looking down on Cannon Beach and the Haystack Rock was amazing and you can also see the lighthouse on the island in the Pacific. Take the time to stop at Ecola ...  more »
  • It's a beautiful drive up to the park and once you're there enjoy spectacular views of the beach and scenery.  more »
  • Worth the short drive from Cannon Beach to the state park for the breathtaking views! During the drive in, you see so much green and tall trees. We parked at Indian Head beach in the lot and headed do...  more »
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  • A great rocky beach with tide pools and less of nooks and crannies to explore. The waves are great as I see a lot of boogie boards and sure boards riding the waves. The hike to the Tilimook point lighthouse is fun and takes you through a lush green rain forest fire of hanging moss and ferns. Highly recommended.
  • This state park just became one of my favorite. The $5 entrance fee definitely worth spending some quality time in this beautiful Oregon coast location. I was pretty busy on a Tuesday - the day before 4th of July, - but the warm and sunny weather, and the awesome views made me forget about that. It was my first visit, I spend a half day exploring the park, but will definitely come back to spend more time here. Great place!
  • Just the most beautiful beach and walk with tide pools. Make sure you check out the tide tables. Do not get stranded out there. I wish I had taken pics, it was spectacular. My dog had the best time. I forgot my camera, but remembered his tennis ball.
  • The views are Epic and the trails are awesome. Take the trail from the Lookout down to Crescent Beach. It is one of the most beautiful and worthwhile Trails in the area. Be aware that there is a lot of Hills and you can get pretty close to the edge at times.
  • Loved this place. The drive alone down to the beach was simply breathtaking. We loved the tide pools. Saw many colorful creatures including starfish and crabs.
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