Clatsop Loop Trail: Walk in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Ecola State Park, Clatsop Loop Trail: Walk in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Captain William Clark and a small exploration party walked this trail in January 1806, searching for a beached whale. Exhausted and hungry, they hoped to return to their Fort Clatsop campsite with plenty of whale blubber and oil.

Now a segment of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, this 2½ mile loop begins at the Indian Beach parking area, ascends to Hikers’ Camp, and loops back to the parking lot via the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT), passing breathtaking views of the coastline. Don’t miss the short spur trail from Hikers’ Camp that takes you to a viewpoint overlooking Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Known as “Terrible Tilly,” the decommissioned lighthouse sits 1.2 miles offshore amid crashing waves.

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Where is the activity?

Ecola State Park (See address and directions on the rightbelow)

Ecola State Park

84318 Ecola Park Road
Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-2844
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