Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Cannon Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy walk - a little work out going back up. Gorgeous beach. Not too crowded. Nice walk through the woods and then a lovely stroll on the beach. Bring food and beverages - great picnic spot! Be sure to walk north on the beach - nice rock formations. And then you can walk south, too - you’ll see even more. Plan some time for walking on the beach ... lots to see! Go early - by midday there may be lines at the pay station.

Not necessarily a first timers trail, but fairly easy overall. Its is super steep in parts so good walking shoes are recommended. Compared to Cannon Beach/Haystack the beach itself is fairly secluded. Perfect if you want to hit the beach and not deal with a lot of people.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a fabulous Trail. In fact, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery actually took this trail from their winter quarters to Ecola to trade with the Native Americans.

I have noticed that many people have said the Tillamook Head Trail is closed. That is not correct. The trail is open. I think people are confusing the Tillamook Head Trail with the Ecola to Indian Beach Trail. The Ecola to Indian Beach Trail is still closed about half way in, but to be crystal clear, the entire Tillamook Head Trail is open from Indian Beach to Seaside -- and there is a parking lot at Indian Beach (in addition to the Ecola parking lot).

One-way, this is about a 5.5 mile hike with about 1,300 feet of elevation gain. If you do not want to do the 11 Mile in-and-out hike, you can leave a car in Seaside and park one at the Indian Beach parking lot (which is in Ecola State Park).

I have seen people do this hike in everything from flip-flops to serious hiking boots. I would definitely recommend hiking boots, especially if it has rained recently. But many people choose to do this hike in tennis shoes and do fine. We hiked it again last week and it was mostly dry. I would also suggest bringing some insect repellent.

This is a wonderful hike with some great ocean views and lots of old growth trees. I am in decent hiking shape and would classify this trail as moderate.

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.

There is a parking fee of $5 just so y’all are aware!

Spectacular views. Great Family hike.

hiking
9 days ago

excellent veiws from the top! only people on the trail. It did rain before we got there, so there were a few mosquitoes!

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!

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!

Great short hike with a great views. The trailhead marker says 1.25 miles each way which is accurate according to the GPS.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail was great. Lots of variety in things to see. Coastal forest with large snails/slugs, mushrooms , huge ferns and gigantic trees on the way up. Be sure to trek past the hikers camp to the Tillamook Rock Light viewpoint and see a couple of WWII bunkers on the way. On the way down there are several great viewpoints of Indian Beach , Cannon Beach seastacks, and an alternate view of the old lighthouse. Hiked it today and it had some slick spots and my chacos were probably not the best choice. Very overgrown in spots on the way down but overall a great hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Like most people reviews take the path to the right (east and trek uphill and get that workout part over with. It is a steep uphill climb for the first 20 minutes and you level out to a hikers camp area. Before looping back enjoy the lighthouse views and the black sand beaches below that I will find a way to get to sooner or later. The decend is pretty good and we finished this hike in less than 2 hours because we did stop and explore a bit. Since we paid the $5 Ecola day pass we started with this hike then drove to the other parking lot and did Cresent beach trail as well.

hiking
12 days ago

I would rate this trail more of easy, but I guess its listed as moderate because it can be slippery in some areas. It has decent levelled trails the entire way. I loved seeing all the roots on the trails and the fact that we were pretty much walking parallel to the ocean is amazing itself. Enjoy the beach when you get to the bottom. The parking lot will fill up fast so get there early, plan a day or a bbq/lunch there since the parking lot park area does have ample picnic tables. Cool for all ages!

hiking
17 days ago

Lovely hike with tall trees and beautiful ocean views. Some sections are quite steep, and depending on the time of year there are some muddy sections. The less-busy than Cannon Beach experience at the end of the trail is excellent, and at low tide there are accessible tide pools.

hiking
20 days ago

Crescent beach alone at the end makes this worth your time. Easy hike. Minimal muddiness. About 20-30 minutes each way.

hiking
23 days ago

Moderate trail with a lot of different terrain and scenery. The outlet is a beautiful secluded beach parallel to a gorgeous clifface.

Very beautiful! Steep and slippery at some points-I'd bring a walking stick or something. It wanders through a lush forest and ends at the beach. What more could you want?

hiking
27 days ago

Short but very, very sweet. Trail takes you through lush forest, with stunning outlooks to beach and ocean along the way. Beach itself is beautiful - wish we had hiked down in the morning so that we could spend all day here. If this is your first taste of the Oregon Coast like it was for us, you won’t be disappointed. Very quiet when we did this a month ago.

hiking
1 month ago

great work out, amazing views!! steep some spots.

We hiked Seaside to Indian Beach today. No trail closures, but some areas you have to get creative to get through.

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!

hiking
1 month ago

Breathtaking view . And great exercise.

Could someone give better description about the trail being closed 1 mile from the start? Are you starting from Seaside end? Is it impassible? This is asked on 06-02-2018.

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

backpacking
1 month ago

No shortage of humans

hiking
1 month ago

The loop was great, although there were parts of the west side of the trail that were not cut back. You can still get through just fine but it’s just a concern for the leashed dogs to get ticks.

on Clatsop Loop Trail

1 month ago

The East side of the loop has pretty much nothing to see and is a smooth up trail. Then you get to the top, the campground, and can optionally go down to get your first view of the light hose. Going down on the ocean side is pretty at the second half of it.

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