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Ecola State Park

Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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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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Auburn, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the views from Ecola Point and recognized the seen from the Goonies Movie. We especially loved Indian Beach with it's sheltered cove. It was fun to watch all the surfers, young and old hitting the waves.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took a little trip along the Oregon coast and visited Evils State Park. What a nice park! Lots of parking and easy walking areas! The scenery is breath-taking! We could see the Rocky beach and the lighthouse on the rock. Locals were donning wet suits to enjoy the ocean activities. It is awesome! Very inexpensive $5

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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We drove to Indian Beach, very quick drive but the parking lot fills up. We loved the ruggedness of Indian beach, just beautiful. The view from Ecola point is also fantastic - don't miss this park!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved this park! We hiked a great trail near the sea and when we came out we saw more than a half dozen elk grazing. They allowed us to take pictures and guests were respectful to them. It was a spectacular site.

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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Hiked the 3-mile loop in the park. Took the forest path in the early morning--good decision; the mist had moved out by the time we reached the ocean side of the trail. Luscious forest trail followed by breathtaking ocean views. Would highly recommend this trail. A bit of uphill walking, but fairly easy. Park entrance only $5--what an incredible deal!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We took the rather difficult hike to Crescent Beach which is itself beautiful but also the easier hikes around the point. You used to be able to hike out to Ecola Point but because of erosion they have closed that path. It was very crowded when we visited on a Saturday, so I recommend avoiding the weekends there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

While Ecola is a great place to see Haystack rock, be prepared for tons of people. The hike from the upper parking lot down to Indian Beach is not for the faint of heart with massive obstacles in the way as well as the trail which diminishes to a mere goat path as you descend the cliff.

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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice little state park with a great view from the overlook of some monoliths. The beach looks like a super spot for surfers and families. For serious hikers there are some challenging trails. Seems like something for everyone.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is beautiful and peaceful very green and lush with beautiful beaches and vistas. This is a slice of the great, vast temperate rain forests that used to cover much of Oregon. The hiking trails are great but a little tricky after rain (which is more often than not) when they become very muddy and slippery and often covered... More

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Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The park is beautiful with a great lookout spot to the Haystack. Some of the hiking paths are challenging and a few are quite easy. Nice picnic area and dogs allowed.

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