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Ecola State Park has historical significance, as Captain William Clark and twelve members of the Corps of Discovery bushwhacked their way through this part of the Oregon Coast in 1806. For the modern adventurer, a winding road from Cannon Beach guides the way under majestic Sitka spruce trees until you come upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoying lunch at the many picnic tables, enjoying Indian Beach, watching the surfers from a vista, hitting the extensive hiking trails and taking in the beautiful scenery, exploring the tide pools, looking out for great views of gray whales (they migrate through the area in spring and winter), the Clatsop Loop Trail that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Capt. Clark and his men, or camping in the primitive cabins at Tillamook Head (a 1.5 mile hike from the Indian Beach trailhead) are just some of your options.

on Clatsop Loop Trail

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3 days ago

One of the many beautiful trails on the Oregon Coast. Try to go during low tides and go walk on the beach to the waterfalls.

Really enjoy this trail no matter what type of weather. Great views and some moderate elevation changes, but always something new to take in.

I did this hike two weeks ago with my partner, and although the weather wasn’t ideal (the trail was quite wet/muddy/slippery), there were great views and a secluded beach that await at the bottom.

The first 3/4 of the trail are relatively flat, prior to descent to the beach, and has great photographic views shortly into the trail.

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Could do about half before the trail went away. Pretty while it lasted

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful short hike. GPS said it was 3.2. Was able to watch the sunset.