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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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Richmond, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Vancouver, Canada
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69 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The $5per car entrance fee for this park is good all day. The drive in through the forest is beautiful. There are stunning views towards Cannon Beach from the look out point. Also a few benches and picnic tables to sit and relax for a while. The toilets were especially poor and foul smelling - at $5 per car (and... More

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Santa Fe NNM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The 1.5 mile hike from Ecola Point to Indian Beach (3.0 miles round trip) was the most scenic short hike we've taken on the coast. Highly recommend it for great photos and a good, fast workout.

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Kapolei
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This park was super cool and has an awesome view of the beach below and just a great view in general. The hike is a little confusing we only made it half way and we were not the only ones. But it was still a nice hike. Makes me want to be a squirrel so I can just run around... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Decided to hit up the coast during a visit to Portland. It was well worth the drive. I even made sure to make note of the rentals available along the beach because I would love to come back and stay for longer! Absolutely beautiful and the town is as cute as can be. We had excellent food and weather! Highly... More

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