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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.

My best gal pal and her two kids did this hike no problem last weekend 3/11 and the weather was absolutely perfect, the trail is beautiful but some very muddy spots I advise you to wear hiking boots.

4 days ago

Amazing trail. Loved it. We loved the cove at the far end of the beach. Definitely coming back. It is muddy and can get very slippery.

If elves exist, they live here.

Amazing views on an easy hike. Lots of other people and plenty of mud, but a must see if you arent familiar with the area.

21 days ago

HIKE: Late February, on a sunny day.

BEST PART: A dozen huge deer gathered in form for several minutes of our hike, just to eat and stare from the tree ridge about 1.2 miles in or so. This is before the wrap around of one of the creeks, where the elevation changes the most. It was beautiful to watch them move with the hills, and wait on each other.

It was muddy, but gorgeously armed with a amazing forest. Quite passable trail for even probably an ameteur. We went on a sunny day. Moderate does describe this hike RT though. The trail runs down the last few thousand feet on a very easy descent to the beach, all of it is worth it!

Aim for a full hour long hike of 2.1 miles, so you can get out there BEFORE high tide. The trail begins to the left of the upper parking lot restrooms, clearly labeled "Crescent Beach Trailhead," however its not 1.25 miles. There are 2 creeks/waterfalls, and the correct trail brings you out in the beach in between both of them.

The caves are accessible at low tide, play safe, drink plenty of fluids. I personally take B-Vitamins, Vitamin Water and Herbal Kratom 2 hours before a hike. Energy plus electrolytes plus pain-free.

who's doing a 12 mi loop?? drop a car in Ecola and rally at pelican then get your car in seaside later.

Awesome hike! There are plenty of stops along the way to look out at the ocean. Way less muddy than we thought it’d be considering the rain this past month. If you can time your hike to be at the beach during low tide it’s really nice to look in the tide pools. Lots of starfish and other creatures.

great views, easy hiking, big trees!

It would of been amazing but was SOOOO muddy! Regardless amazing views.

Trail is washed out about a mile in or so but it has some amazing views up and down the coast.

So even though the trail is closed, I advise you go anyways and just go as far as the trail leads you. It is closed due to erosion but if you go past the closed signs, It is breathtakingly beautiful AND dangerous so be smart. One of my favorite hikes now and I definitely recommend it.

half way. then erosion has closed the path.

Trail full of of great views. It also in heavy need of maintenance. Jaydon and Trevor OCT

2 months ago

Wonderful day for a nice hike, trail was a little rough in various spots. But to be honest you have to expect this while hiking along the Oregon Coast in January.

The view was up close and personal. Loved it. Also, met the nicest people on this beach!

Such a great park with awesome trails and views! Muddy in some spots so wear decent shoes:)

We did parts of this trail over two days, December 26 and 27, 2017. On day one, we started at the Seaside trail head, not knowing what to expect. It was awesome. We were not in hiking boots, only tennis, but we still managed to navigate the places with lots of mud and fallen trees. We were dressed for all kinds of weather, but stayed very warm in the canopy. Lots of switchbacks, no real views, but cool trees and vegetation. We hit the top and came back down. On day two, we started from Indian beach. We selected the long upward road to the right of the restrooms. We got a great workout: steady incline! The logging cabins and bunker were awesome; we continued another mile under the canopy and mud and then returned; going back down closer to the ocean. We plan to do the entire 6 miles in mid March knowing what to expect.

Short easy hike that spits you out on the beach. Very muddy on some parts off the path.

2 months ago

Such a great hike!

I adore Oregon!! This trail offers incredible views as you near the edge of moss infested forests. I hiked in late October, and the weather was ideal when you take into account the humidity and activity. Would definitely recommend.

Couldn’t complete the trail. There was a mudslide about a mile in.

2 months ago

It was a very steep climb up the logging road with creek views lapsing into a woodland area, but dipped downward to the hiker's camp. Walked past the camp to the viewpoint. Great view of lighthouse yesterday. it was clear and upper 50s. Returned to my car via the second part of the loop going along the ocean. Many great views though more muddy in places. It was a treat. Will go again.

2 months ago

This is an easily accessible trail from a parking lot with nice views and, more importantly, restrooms. Our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers hiked it with no problem. We hiked it in December and it was a gorgeous, 60 degree day. There is some climbing on this trail, but I'd not characterize it as difficult. The climb up to Multnomah Falls is much steeper and difficult. We didn't encounter many hikers on this trail, but that could be because it was December. The trail is very pretty, some mud, but not bad. The end point at the beach was lovely. Waterfall, driftwood, lava rocks on the beach.

2 months ago

After heavy rains, this trail was still in good shape. Some mud which was slippery at places. Wear hiking boots and is easily managed. Beautiful overlooks of the rock formations, Tillamook lighthouse and beaches below. Not too tough to hike but also a good workout! Very worth it!

really enjoyed this hike and the wonderful views it offered of the Tillamook Lighthouse, Indian Beach, and old growth forests.

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.

3 months ago

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.

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

5 months ago

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

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