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Crescent Beach Trail [CLOSED] is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cannon Beach, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 488 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Walking

Beach

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Muddy

Closed

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Note: The park is currently closed due to storm damage. For more information, please see https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=136

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Tony Sperling
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HikingMuddy

Great short hike. Need a solid 4x4 to get trail head.

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Kim Dummermuth
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails! It is moderate, not easy but well worth it!! Meant to post this sooner but we hiked this trail last June. Beautiful trees and ferns. Lush. Some steep drop offs. Not crowded. Pay attention to the tide. We got lucky and didn’t think about it. Was low tide and took our time on the beach. Must go!

Rheanna M.
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Allison Memmo
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Muddy

Did this hike yesterday morning. Very muddy and spent a lot of time trying to avoid giant puddles/little streams. The views were terrific headed towards the beach though and the beach was totally empty when we got there.

Michelle Orelli
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HikingMuddy

Great coastal hike! Trailhead is to the left of the bathrooms at the parking lot (took us a few minutes to find it since there are several paths and viewpoints from the parking lot) Very muddy trail right now but as long as you have good boots you will be fine. Maybe bring an extra pair of shoes if you plan on doing something after the hike. Beautiful views along the way to the beach. When you get down to the beach, walk all the way to the left to view the waterfall, it is somewhat hidden. Cheers!

Rickey Page
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HikingMuddy

Loved this hike! We did it with our 2 year old son. It was challenging with lots of tree roots and some steep parts for him. Also VERY muddy. But, he walked the entire way down to the beach and back. I would recommend it, as it is beautiful!

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Michael Ryan
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HikingMuddy

Nice views and a great hike but muddy this time of year so come prepared.

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Morgan Reeves
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Kati Cooke
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HikingFeeMuddy

Trail was actually 2.7 miles. It was extremely muddy and if you aren’t looking to play on a beach, there’s really nothing to see and no payoff. Good workout though.

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Emily Steffes
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Artem Danylenko
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Matt Chelf
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Hiking

Loved this hike. From ecola point you head down to the beach, which has several rocks and stacks to climb. I found agates, tide pools, and cool driftwood.

Brian White
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Muddy

this trail is amazing. it was muddy and there are roots because the mists rise off the Pacific and filled the forest. it was sunny and beautiful. The trail has views to take the breath away and you finish on Cannon beach. Perfect

Sue P.
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HikingMuddyRocky

This would be a 5-star on a less muddy day. We didn’t make it the entire way because even with trekking poles, each of us fell at a different place. The mud is VERY slick. Views are beautiful in the first half of the hike; see pics for examples.

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Ashley Ratigan
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Missy Collier
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William Clendenen
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Hiking

Wonderful trail on a beautiful, sunny day. There were just a few muddy spots that were easily navigable. The broad beach was peaceful with only a few other people there. Great hike.

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C. Fournier
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Hiking

Glad this trail to the Goonies beach was open! Very neat trail. You have to drive around to the exit side of the parking lot to see the trailhead. It's near the restrooms in the parking lot not down by the lookout.

Candace Moon
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful, easy hike thru a verdant forest with occasional peeks of the ocean, & fantastic lookout spots. There are roots on the trail, stairs & ledges, so watch your footing. It never gets rigorous or tiring, pretty great for all skill levels & ages. Trail leads to a gorgeous beach, filled with tide pools, mirror-glass shoreline, & breathtaking views of the sea. I was so disappointed when all of Ecola State Park's trailheads were closed off!, & hopped in my car to drive to another beach when I caught this trailhead from the corner of my eye, super glad I did!

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Hiking

Half the trails to the view points are closed due to erosion but the park is still an amazing place to day hike

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Richard Buchman
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Hiking

Epic beauty

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g b
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Hiking

Just beautiful. Great views on the way down, and fun exploring the rocks and caves at the bottom on the beach. Was definitely a little muddy as others have said. Did it with a 12 and 10 year old, and they had no trouble with it.

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Mike Beckmann
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Hiking

Very muddy trail with lots of roots. The beach was very beautiful!

C. Enrique O.
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HikingMuddy

Gorgeous. Spectacular. Beautiful. Great hike. Don’t just hike, enjoy the beach itself.

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