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Ecola State Park: Hiking Through History

You know those iconic images of Cannon Beach, the ones used by travel sites everywhere? Most of those were taken from viewpoints in Ecola State Park. In fact, Ecola is full of stunning views. How stunning? Well, Captain William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) described the views from the north slope of Tillamook Head as:

“… the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed.”

And when you visit this park, funded in part by the Oregon Lottery, it’s easy to see why.

The road and trails wend their way through lush, old growth rain forest filled with ferns and moss. Wander Indian Beach for tide pools or surfing. While picnicking or hiking, keep an eye on the sky. It’s not uncommon to spot bald eagles sailing overhead. As you hike past meadows, watch for herds of elk – especially common in the morning. And, if you’re particularly lucky, as you look out from the beach, you might spot some whales – a beached whale is what Lewis and Clark were searching for when they were here. Wherever you go in Ecola State Park, you’ll want your camera ready.

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