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Best trails in Ecola State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Ecola State Park, Oregon? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Ecola State Park ranging from 3.2 to 15.9 km and from 16 to 353 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Ecola State Park is a historically significant area, 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. Visitors can enjoy lunch at one of the many picnic tables, relax at Indian Beach and watch the surfers from a vista, and explore the extensive hiking trail network and take in the beautiful scenery. The Clatsop Loop Trail that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Capt. Clark and his men. Explore the tide pools and look out for gray whales (they migrate through the area in spring and winter). Visitors who want to stay overnight can camp in the primitive cabins at Tillamook Head (a 1.5 mile hike from the Indian Beach trailhead).
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Map of trails in Ecola State Park
Park information
Area:
414 hectares
Contact
503-368-5943
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Crescent Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Ecola State Park
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Length: 3.2 km • Est. 1 h 8 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#2 - Clatsop Loop Trail from Indian Beach [CLOSED]
Ecola State Park
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Length: 4.5 km • Est. 1 h 39 m
NOTE: Trailhead is past the restroom. You can do this loop in either direction. The more inland route is a wider, graded path that heads up hill fairly steeply while the trail closer to the ocean is nShow more
#3 - Tillamook Head National Recreation Trail [CLOSED]
Ecola State Park
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Length: 15.9 km • Est. 5 h 39 m
NOTE: As of February 2020, road closed to Cannon Beach entry. Hike with the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Tillamook Head via Ecola State Park and discover the explorers' farthest western point of disShow more
#4 - Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail [CLOSED]
Ecola State Park
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Length: 3.9 km • Est. 1 h 22 m
Note: As of December 2019, this trail is still closed due to erosion.Show more
#5 - Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail [CLOSED]
Ecola State Park
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Length: 19.6 km • Est. 6 h 57 m
Take in the beauty of Tillamook Head and follow a famous trail used by the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Part of the Oregon Coast Trail. The Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail goes from Seaside to Indian BeShow more