Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 144 reviews
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Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail [CLOSED] is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cannon Beach, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

closed

The trail is currently closed due to erosion.

2 days ago

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

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking views! There are a few trails currently off limits due to erosion, but there are still a few further down by the restrooms that allow you to get some great views!

4 months ago

Relaxing hike. Beautiful scenery

hiking
4 months ago

We would have given 5 stars but the trail from Ecola Point to Indian beach doesn't actually go through to Indian Beach; it stops about .25 mi short. This trail is a beautiful short walk along the coast and is dog-friendly. Also, there's a $5 fee to get into the park.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of Indian beach, good for photography but trail is wrecked halfway through. You can't get to the beach from here.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Though you cannot make it to Indian point right now you can still make it to the beach with few people.

6 months ago

watch out. landslides have part of the trail closed.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail still closed but nice walk on the beach at low tide is worth it. Lot's of cool rock formations and a cool lighthouse to look at.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful for a while, but washed out a little over a mile in, can't get to indian beach.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail but washed out, impassible near Indian Beach.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful breathtaking views. I went up here a few weeks ago to take some pictures as I have never been. If you like movies the restaurant from the 1980's movie "The Goonies" was filmed near the treeline here and the view of Haystack Rock from the south side of the park is where the kids pulled their bicycles over the hillside. The windy road on the drive up here is where Brand rode the little pink bicycle. Parts of Kindergarten Cop was filmed here too. A little north in the distance offshore of the pacific ocean is Tillamook Rock lighthouse. Beautiful view from the park. Was a little disappointed when I got here to find out part of the trail is closed due to erosion. Can't wait until it opens again because I want to hike it. There was a cougar sighting up here recently within the past year or so. Be careful and keep alert.

7 months ago

This is a favorite trail of ours; unfortunately it is currently closed due to erosion.

8 months ago

Amazing view but couldn't do the trail due to erosion from the storm causing the trail to be closed until further notice.

9 months ago

Roads closed but you can still do part of the trail.

walking
9 months ago

Road was closed and park, but we went anyway. Amazing, we didn't do till the end because land slide so we couldn't passed. But first half is fixed now they are fixing second half...

9 months ago

trail closed due to trail conditions and slides. It does not say on the signs when it will reopen.

hiking
9 months ago

We parked on the southern end of the trail and hiked out to Ecola Point, with a nice picnic area and a full panorama of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and the Coast Range to Indian Beach. Absolutely spectacular view and one of most photographed on the Oregon coast. This 2-mile trail connects Ecola point to horseshoe shaped Indian Beach, and a six mile trail leads further on to Tillamook Head. The 1 mile stretch of trail between the main bluff top picnic area and Indian Beach is really rewarding, passing thru old forests with views of ocean and beaches below. This is a NOT TO MISS hike on the Oregon coast!

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