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One of Ecola State Park's first attractions was a beached whale. In 1806, Capt. William Clark and twelve members of the Corps of Discovery climbed over rocky headlands and fought their way through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale in what is now Ecola State Park. Today, a paved road from Cannon Beach makes your trek to the park much easier. Winding your way through towering Sitka spruce, you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your camera ready. Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation for all types of modern day explorers. Stop for a picnic to feed your hungry adventurers before taking to the many miles of trails. At Indian Beach you can begin your own expedition on The Clatsop Loop Trail [1.4 MB Acrobat file], a new interpretive trail you that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Capt. Clark and his men. There's more to the park than this rich history. Surfers ride the waves at Indian Beach and tide pools await your discovery. Keep a watchful eye open for the many species of wildlife and birds that call Ecola home. Spot migrating gray whales during winter and spring. And after a long day of exploration, stop for an overnight rest on Tillamook Head in the park's primitive cabins, (cabins are small and very primitive) a 1.5 mile hike from the Indian Beach trailhead.

17 hours ago

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21 hours ago

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

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8 days ago

Although the sign says 'trail closed', we were not alone when we went anyway. We were able to go a good ways in before we thought it was too slippery to continue. Amazing views of the ocean, rocks, light house!!! This is a must for anyone visiting Cannon Beach

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14 days ago

Beautiful forest trail with "new" growth on old logged trees complete with long sprawling roots. Quite a few great ocean overlooks with a phenomenal finish- a gorgeous beach just about all to yourself. Great rock formations and views of cannon beach.

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14 days ago

Nice trail. Not too difficult, but a little steep coming back up from the beach. Nice beach too.