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Ecola State Park

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Address: Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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I love Ecola, it's a treasure. I was disappointed this trip though because there was no signage at the beginning of the trailhead that a good portion of the trail had been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good walking shoes are a must to walk on the trails, some very muddy spots, are often there. Some scenes from Goonies were shot near here, I believe. Blue jellyfish were all around the beach, carried in from some storm or pestilence. They were very small and a very bright Chevy SS blue color. At the time scientists were unsure... More 

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Pau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I love Ecola, it's a treasure. I was disappointed this trip though because there was no signage at the beginning of the trailhead that a good portion of the trail had been destroyed and was being rebuilt. Also I almost made it to the beach but the trail suddenly was closed. I had planned for a longer hike between the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Even though the trail from the parking lot at Indian Beach was muddy and wet, the views were well worth it. You can cut off the gravel road access by turning left and crossing the bridge to the trail. We hiked as far as marker number 12 to get a stunning look at the Tillamook Light House. The rain forest... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's so wonderful to have this park so close to town (Cannon Beach), which makes it an easy, quick jaunt to take in the sunset and get a good look at the lighthouse offshore and the coastline south to Cape Mears.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

There are many hikes in Ecola State Park that have views of a lighthouse and the beach. Some of the trails were a little muddy in April, but with good hiking boots, the trails were not a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We've been visiting Cannon Beach for a while and usually go south from there to explore other beaches. This time we discovered Indian Beach in Ecola Park and the best tide pools ever. So many sea stars, anemone, crabs, and other marine life to occupy all of us for ours. Adjacent there is the Crescent Beach, an almost pristine beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took the south side hike from Indian Beach up to the Tillamook Head lighthouse viewpoint. We went along the western path and the views and hike were great with two 5 year olds. The path was muddy but that just made it more fun for the kids. We saw a ton of flora along the way and some big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Well I have to agree with everyone that Ecola Park is beautiful. But having severe car sickness and subsequent anxiety made the ride in on that twisting, turning one lane road with cliffs unbearable. There is really no where to turn around. Then, once we got to the end and my husband was so irritated because I didn't do well... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This park has a great view of the Goonie haystack rocks and the lighthouse. The little cove beach is the best! The tidal pools around the rocks are so much fun to explore at low tide and at high tide just watching to waves splash against the rocks is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

So glad my husband travels off the beaten path and finds treats like Ecola Park and Indian Beach, we will definitely be returning! The scenery was stunning, many photos of Tillamook Point, watched elk grazing on the hillside, and the beach (in April) was pristine and beautiful. Unbeatable!

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