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Ecola State Park

Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
+1 503-436-2844
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Mt Hood trip

Beautiful scenery. Nice hikes. Unfortunately part of the trails were closed as a result of a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Ecola State Park has great views of the Haystacks!

Just a beautiful area with great views of the Haystacks and of the ocean. Very small walk to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lonna C
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
+1 503-436-2844
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Nice hikes. Unfortunately part of the trails were closed as a result of a storm over the winter. Still worth the trip. Fantastic views!

Thank jeanne1011
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a beautiful area with great views of the Haystacks and of the ocean. Very small walk to see the views. I highly recommend it.

Thank Lonna C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful trail and wonderful location. Well worth the visit. The trail is fairly wide and not a challenge. You won't regret it.

Thank Gerard V
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the pullovers along Rt 101. The views of the coast, beaches and water are just gorgeous. I recommend stopping here for sure.

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent all around hike for most people. Also known as the Crescent Beach hike. Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cannon Beach, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as...More

Thank John_and_Ginny_Blake
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from Ecola are breathtaking! Even with a few of the trails blocked off (thanks to the torrential rains in the Spring!) - we were able to wander around some paths and get some amazing pictures overlooking the coast! Plus the drive up is...More

Thank Karrilee A
Reviewed 5 days ago

From Ecola State park point Lewis and Clark said that was the most beautiful sight they see during trip sojourn west. Pretty impressive recommendation in my opinion. 5 dollar gets you past the guard at the gate and cameras ready...You might remember Kindergarten Cop had...More

2  Thank Studio69
Reviewed 5 days ago

I decided to go to Indian Beach in the state park because it was used for filming in Twilight. I was unaware that I would be driving through a lush forest to get to the beach; it was stunningly beautiful. Although it was raining heavily...More

1  Thank Steggie86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of Haystack Rock and a lighthouse (the name escapes me). Plenty of parking and restrooms available. I didn't see any place to eat so you might want to bring a lunch. Cannon Beach is not far away though.

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bad is that so much of the trail system was shut down due to slides. Trail closures led us to take the Crescent Beach Trail. The trail was in decent shape if you're in shape! There's pretty good grade coming back up the trail...More

1  Thank Adam W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sharon T
How likely is it that some of the damage done by storms could be repaired by mid-May? We want to drive up to Ecola Point candidate down to Indian Beach to see the views.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Frogman S | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week & the only "damage" I saw was the road (101) was closed because of a small landslide. It was opened within the next day. I couldn't even tell where it happened. Other than that I saw no damage. It's a... More
Dave P
Any disbursed camping in this area? Thanks!
9 March 2017|
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Response from pegleetulsa | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I don't know but the state park brochure mentions camping. I read in the park brochure there is primitive hiker's camp at the northern point of Ecola State Park near Bird Point.
Sandra S
Is there campsites available? Possibly on the beach? Thanks!
20 August 2016|
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Response from TooneyMason | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is a day use park only. There is a Hikers' Camp at the top of Clatsop Loop Trail for Oregon Coast Trail hikers. You can find more info and a map at the Oregon State Parks website.