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Ecola State Park

Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: The name Ecola State Park is actually a bit of a misnomer since the area is now included as part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park... more »
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Roswell, New Mexico
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

All I can say is WOW. This is a magical place. The road to Indian Beach is pretty tight and windy, so be prepared to drive slow. It opens up to this magical beach. You can see a lighthouse in the distance. The rocks and trees are beautiful! We had a wonderful time. We then stopped on the lookout--it was... More

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Located at the north end of Cannon Beach ... access road is not wide and does wind uphill through a moss laden Sitka Forest (nice drive) ... follow signs carefully as it skirts private property ... If not hiking, there are two main parking and viewpoint areas (Ecola Point and Indian Beach Point) ... all beaches and views other than... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Based on the recommendations of Trip Advisor posts, we stopped on our way to Cannon Beach. Awesome view of the beach and the Pacific in general. Worth the trip.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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154 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On the north end of Cannon Beach is the Ecola State Park and a must see. We hiked around the various trails here, just to get different perspectives on the the coastline here. The view of Haystack Rock is great from here and gives you great pictures of the the waves as they break on the beaches. We walked down... More

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Richmond, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Park has many places to stop. Went to Ecola Pt (the first stop), had good views of Haystack Rock and beach area, also could see Tillamook Lighthouse (from a distance). Good Pictures. Then went to Indian Beach (2nd stop) Where there are trails to a better closer view of lighthouse. I took the 'lighthouse view' trail, and discovered it was... More

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The beach is nice, and there are several nice hikes in the park, but if you have just one day, go just a little further down 101 and visit Oswald West State Park instead.

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Waltham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a perfect first stop to taking in the Cannon Beach area. In fact, I preferred it to the Cannon Beach center- far less crowded and the view from above was just breathtaking. The drive into the park from the road is breathtaking with incredible forest and trees. Then, you drive in and get views of the haystacks and... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a great state park to visit and hike. They have some nice trails to hike. I think it is one of the best parks to hike. I would highly recommend it.

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Redmond, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The weather gods smiled on us as we visited Ecola Park. It was a hot sunny day without a cloud to be seen. On the coast this can be a rarity. The scenery is spectacular, looking down the coast to the sea stacks, Haystack rock and the miles of beach.We have great pictures. Make sure you have the right kind... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Located just at edge of Cannon Beach, is easily accessible. Does have entrance fee. Nice little side trip for a short period, Good view of Oregon coast looking south and get a view of lighthouse. No really big deal, but fills little time for scenery. Not really much to say about its hiking trails....

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