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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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Eagle, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Ecola on a Saturday morning, did the pull off, wandered around the pull off area, and caught some great photos of the trees, old berry bushes and of course the amazing rocky landscape. The 3 mile loop hike up to the top and the light house view was great! Definetly a lot of up hill, but for me... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a picnic within the park (plenty of tables are provided) while taking in the iconic view of the Oregon Coast. You can get closer for a better photo from a viewing area, although it was a bit hazy the day we were there. We found the photos of Haystack Rock that we took from a scenic pulloff south... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

There are several trails to hike before you get to the pay areas. The park is nice. Indian beach is beautiful and secluded. We didn't get to see the tide pools. The weather turned bad quickly so we had to cut our trip short.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After wending our way through the dense forests to Ecola Point, we parked and walked down to see one of the most sensational views of the Oregon coast. Our mouths dropped open! My photos of it have been greatly admired since.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

this is a beautiful park with wonderful panoramic views of all big rocks. Be sure to drive down to Indian Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good, up hill climb...took the 2 mile trail. Great views of the Pacific. Huge, leaping elk crossed our trail about 20 feet in front of us. Contributed to our increased heat rate. Take Ecola in on your way to Cannon Beach.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had spent most of the day at Cannon Beach and were tired, but decided to check out Ecola State Park before driving to our hotel. It was well worth the stop! The beautiful paved drive up into the park was lovely - all be it narrow - and once we reached the park itself, the views were breathtaking!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's not the best view in Oregon, especially for having to pay for it, but it's obviously a gorgeous area. Check out Indian beach while you're there too. Lovely.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Ecola State Park was our favorite site from our 5 day Oregon Coast trip. The drive in through the enormous trees, laden with moss on a misty day was other-worldly! Felt like a step back in time, away from the touristy feel of town. We drove thru several times at different times of the day....don't miss it!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited Ecola mid to late afternoon on our way to Cannon Beach. If you're driving south, it's a perfect introduction to Hatstack Rock and the beaches. The views are spectacular, even on a somewhat foggy day, which was the case when we were there. At one of our stops, we saw two elk in the field by the parking... More

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