Ecola State Park to Indian Beach Trail [CLOSED]

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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.

1.9 miles
508 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


washed out


The trail is currently closed due to erosion.

2 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.

2 months ago

half way. then erosion has closed the path.

3 months ago

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

4 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.

5 months ago

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

6 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

6 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!

7 months ago

Relaxing hike. Beautiful scenery

7 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.

8 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.

8 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.

9 months ago

watch out. landslides have part of the trail closed.

9 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.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Great trail but washed out, impassible near Indian Beach.

9 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.

10 months ago

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

11 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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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...

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The trail is closed as is the road. We walked the road. Beautiful walk, mostly paved. Great views at the end and a trail down to beach.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As of February 21st 2017, the route is closed due to a landslide taking out a bridge area, making the area impassable. still great hike and scenery from the cliff tops, but no beach access.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Absolutely beautiful

Monday, October 24, 2016

went with our 2.5 year old & 7 year old daughter. my husband took turns having our youngest on our shoulders going up the trail but she did half of it on the way down. my oldest did the entire trail. speaking of the trail itself, it was absolutely beautiful & a great work out while going up the trail. the clatsop loop down was pretty easy. there's views along the route. its definitely worth it and I'll most likely go again!

Monday, October 17, 2016

The park was closed due to a forecasted storm and some downed trees but we parked down the road and went anyway. Of course it added a few miles (like 7) but it was a great trip up to Hikers Camp!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Great hike, wonderful views, and definitely hard at times but the views were well worth it! Bring your camera!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Unbelievable hike! Great trail, well maintained. Gorgeous views and huge trees! Will definitely do this one again!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The sights were beautiful; a challenging hike through the forest, bordering the coast (you can see the ocean basically the entire way), that finishes on a lovely beach. The hike felt especially rewarding when I was able to watch people surf and spend some time marveling over the tide pools. Definitely recommend!!

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