Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.9 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
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

washed out

closed

The trail is currently closed due to erosion.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike but still closed. Once you pass the sign you can go down the washed out trail to the beach. It is very muddy but a good adventure. Still great views on the open part as well.

hiking
3 months ago

Stunning hike, with breathtaking views. It started out sunny but then I got to watch a storm roll in, which was beautiful. I did it back in 2015, very sad to hear it is closed.

3 months ago

Spectacular views. Great Family hike.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Pretty tolerable until you get to the end.. that's when the "moderate" kicks in. Even then, we did it with kiddos & dogs! Every drop of sweat was very much worth it for the scenery and the beach access at the end!

3 months ago

Pretty tolerable until you get to the end.. that's when the "moderate" kicks in. Even then, we did it with kiddos & dogs! Every drop of sweat was very much worth it for the scenery and the beach access at the end!

4 months ago

A Wednesday afternoon during the summer was a little crowded, but if you can break away and find the renegade trail the beach will not disappoint!

backpacking
4 months ago

Trail closures force OCT hikers onto the access road from Ecola point TH to Indian Beach day use area. . There is water in the creek on trail to hiker/biker camp 1/10!mile north of Indian Beach.. There are several Adirondack style shelters and a vault toilet at the hiker/biker camp, NO WATER. There were some rodents visible when I shone my light into the shelters at night when I arrived so I opted for a tent site nearby. Nice secluded h/b camp

5 months ago

The first part of the trail has large fallen trees and the trail is CLOSED! We ended up walking towards the beach and climbing down. We walked on the beach to Indian beach and connected to the trail there. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginner hikers!!! You are better off to start at Indian beach. The trail was nice and dry though.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Another recommendation to follow this trail as far as you can. You'll get stunning views of steep cliffs and sea stacks. Watch your footing!

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

half way. then erosion has closed the path.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

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
Friday, September 22, 2017

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!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Relaxing hike. Beautiful scenery

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Thursday, July 06, 2017

watch out. landslides have part of the trail closed.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

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
Thursday, July 06, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great trail but washed out, impassible near Indian Beach.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

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