Ecola State Park, Oregon

Beach and rocks at Ecola State Park, Oregon
Beach at Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park is located between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon. It has 9 miles of coastline and lots of hiking trails. We had a great time hiking through the forest in the park.

sea stacks at Ecola State Park
Sea stacks

The park provides wonderful views of the coast. Looking south you can see Seas stacks and the town of Cannon Beach. The coastal mountains provide a beautiful background for the views.

You can see the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse out in distance.

Lighthouse from Ecola State Park

The hiking trail give you numerous views of the Pacific Ocean. One of the parks' trails is a 2 1/2 mile historical interpretive route called the Clatsop Loop Trail. Part of the Clatsop Loop Trail and the trail over Tillamook Head follow in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery. Captain William Clark and 12 members of the Corps of Discovery traveled through what is now the park in 1806 in search of a beached whale near present-day Cannon Beach.

Cliff with view of ocean and tree
Ecola State Park

The paths in the park take you through forest, to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. where there are views of more Sea stacks.

Path in Ecola State Park
Path in the forest

Sea stacks
Sea Stacks

If you're lucky you might see a bird or a squirrel. The trees are covered with moss and there are ferns everywhere. A neat place to spend a day.

Bird in Ecola State Park

Squirl with its dinner

Tree, ferns and moss

Purple flowers