Best Hikes near Cannon Beach for Dramatic Views
For those interested in hikes with lovely views of the rugged Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach and Arch Cape are home to a bunch of trails — of varying difficulty — where you can stop and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific coastline.
— Ecola State Park — Located at the north end of Cannon Beach, Ecola offers several good hikes with coastal views, including Ecola Point to Crescent Beach, the Tillamook Head Trail, the Clatsop Loop Trail, Clark’s Mountain Loop (Lews & Clark Discovery Trail), and Ecola Point down to Indian Beach.
— Oswald State Park — Like Ecola, Oswald West has a number of hiking trails with dramatic views, including Necarney Creek to Elk Flats, Devil’s Cauldron, the Cape Falcon Trail, and the Neahkahnie Mountain trail. Oswald West is borders Arch Cape to the south.
— Ecola Creek Forest — The lesser-known Ecola Creek Forest Reserve, located at the at of Elk Creek Road in Cannon Beach (east side of Hwy 101) has a nice viewpoint of the coast.