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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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Redmond, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First up the drive to reach Ecola Park is a wonderful experience; it is a narrow, winding, 2-lane road through the woods. There are 2 major viewing areas, and both are accessible with almost no hiking and both have ample parking. One is a view from the top with sweeping views of the ocean and Haystack Rock. The other is... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very steep road for a single speed bike so it was a challenging ride. Short but sweet! The views were terrific and with the changing cloud cover/marine layer, it never looked the same for more than a few seconds. Fabulous!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great views and very nice walking trails. A lot of large rock formations in the water. Beaches and Pacific Ocean views are beautiful. Great forest with lush vegetation and impressive trees.

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Vancouver
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We only had a short time in this park, but managed to take lots of photo's and look in the tidepools. It almost looks like you're in Hawaii - simply stunning!

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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Nice hike down to the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. It's doable for kids. Highly recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this view of the wide, wide ocean. Really gorgeous and a great place to hike even in tennis shoes. The beach is pristine.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews 249 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

great views of haystack and the surrounding area. would have given it a 5 except for the uncaring park ranger who was more interested in the $5 entry fee than explaining or giving a guide map.still a great place

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Denver, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We hiked up to the point where we were supposed to be able to overlook Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, but it was completely socked in and we saw nothing but white. The hike, however, was still beautiful. The trail is very well marked and the vegetation is stunning, as are the various points where we could look out over the ocean(it... More

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White Rock, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

At the day area, there is a building with outdoor BBQ. This is a great place to buy some briquets and fire up a BBQ for an outdoor picnic. There are tables nearby with water and bathroom very close as well. As other people have said, the views of the coast and Cannon Beach are amazing. A great place to... More

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FLORIDA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Everything you've seen in pictures is better in person. The dark blue Pacific with the lighter blue-green around the haystack rocks, the mist, the evergreens down to the water and the cliffs. Very clean restrooms and numerous well marked hiking trails-all this for $5. The vistas are a total wow. Enjoyed the picnic area and stayed for lunch, took sooo... More

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