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Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Even the drive to Ecola State Park is like going through an enchanted forest! Once you arrive and see the coastline it is simply breathtaking! 
  • This Ecola State Park is so beautiful . No one should miss it! The parking is limited though. We were fortunate to have one. The trail is great! The scenery is amazing! 
  • Some of the promotion photos of this zone are taken from this park, of course, provides fantastic views of the coast. Beautiful trails through the forest with good views to the coast.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Ecola State Park offers a myriad of kick-ass hikes, through forests, along the coastline, and down to the beaches (both popular and secluded). Don't be put off by the chaos at the parking lot and picnic tables. Once you leave the daytrippers and families behind, you'll encounter hikes that will give you a run for your cardio money. I don't know how anyone can hike in the Pacific Northwest and not be awed by the raw beauty of it all.
  • Given what looked to be fantastic Oregon ocean scenery we might have given this a 5 if we had been able to get in. Instead we saw it from the south and were sad to have been turned off by a very long line of cars waiting to get in late on a weekday and the condition of the road. (One reviewer thought the road great fun but for more conservative types it is very narrow and in bad shape with the curves making it a bit hairy if two larger vehicles happen on each at the wrong moment). Plus you still pay the entry fee regardless of how late you get there (only $5 but still a little petty).
  • Wonderful place to take pictures of the sea beating against the rocky cliffs. It has lots of picnic tables available and it's a good choice for people that want to enjoy the views without doing a lot of trail hiking.
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