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Ecola State Park

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Address: Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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+1 503-436-2844

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Great overlook and hike to Crescent Beach was fantastic!

At this time of the year some of the roads were closed (so no fees right now) but we went to the overlook which was of course great. Then we did the 2.5 mile RT hike to Crescent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At this time of the year some of the roads were closed (so no fees right now) but we went to the overlook which was of course great. Then we did the 2.5 mile RT hike to Crescent Beach. It goes through the forest and somewhat steep going down to the beach. The forest is beautiful and the beach is... More 

Thank MelLandsPate
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here a few days after Christmas and there was a sign on the shack saying there was no parking fee. Don't know if it was due to the holidays, or, like someone else mentioned, all the trails being washed out. Either way it was fine with us. The road after the shack is in rough shape. Deep pot... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Clatsop Loop Trail hike from the outlook parking lot. Be aware that you have to pay $5 to park, so have cash ready for the meter. You then have two options...you can on the left and head up the trail that goes along the shore and cliffs or start on the right and head into the forest.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Speechless, impressive and mystic view on Cannon Beach. Ecola State Park is an amazing view point on the Pacific Ocean, the lights are beautiful. You can also go for a little hike through a path inside the forest.

1 Thank Celine H
Duvall, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Views of the beach for some great picture taking! Lots of trails to walk. A good place for a picnic on a sunny days.

Thank luvpalms2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I during our coastal road trip accidentally stumbled upon this park and we are so happy that we did! We spent hours driving through the park and getting out to explore and take pictures. I would definitely recommend this for couples and families!

1 Thank Kath B
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of cannon beach from the north. Great park for a picnic. But make sure to hike, the are plenty of trails and some pretty cool and private places to access beaches.

Thank Ted L
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because of past rainy weather, the trails were closed. But because of this, there was no fee to go into the park.

Thank Tnook3
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It probably is a nice place to visit but if you see a tape and “keep off” everywhere you turn, a visit turns into a terrible waste of time. I believe that the park officials should post some sort of announcement about trails being closed right at the gate before you pay $5 to find that out on your own.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky. today was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky. The entrance to the park was free due to most trails being closed. It is also whale watching week, lot of people set up with binoculars and cameras. Between 10 am and 1pm they saw 30 whales migrating south. The views from the cliff are breathtaking. From the... More 

Thank Magali D

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